Supporting Aboriginal Mental Health Workers

Supporting Aboriginal Mental Health Workers


This research project was funded by Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NT PHN). Primary Health Networks are a Commonwealth Government initiative. NT PHN is responsible forcommissioning and coordinating health services across the Northern Territory, including the positions of the Aboriginal Mental Health Workers and Partners In Recovery Facilitators who participated in this study.

The researchers wish to thank NT PHN for its generous support of the project and to acknowledge NT PHN's commitment to seeking-out and responding to the needs, priorities and perspectives of Indigenous peoples in the Northern Territory.

The researchers also wish to thank Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation, Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation and the Northern Territory Department of Health (Remote Health Centres) for their support and assistance throughout the course of the project.

The researchers wish to sincerely thank all the Aboriginal Mental Health Workers and Partners in RecoveryFacilitators who so generously contributed their time and perspectives to this research. We hope this report will be of service to you, and to the individuals and communities with whom you work.

Research Team:

Research Supervisors: Dr Alyssa Vass, Dr Jamie Mapleson

Project Manager and Lead Researcher: Mr Vincent Mithen

Research Assistants: Ms Joy Bulkanhawuy, Ms Erika Saffi

Report Authors: Mr Vincent Mithen, Dr Alyssa Vass

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