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New website to improve evidence base on Indigenous mental health and suicide prevention

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AIHW, 14 Jul 2021 The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has today released a new website, the Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Clearinghouse. Established in response to the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, the Clearinghouse is a repository of up-to-date information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ wellbeing, mental...

Community-Led Research: Walking New Pathways Together (Aboriginal focus)

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 Sydney University, Edited by Victoria Rawlings, James Flexner and Lynette Riley, 2021 The concept of Community-Led Research has taken off in recent years in a variety of fields, from archaeology and anthropology to social work and everything in between. Drawing on case studies from Australia and the Pacific, this open access e-book considers what it means to participate in Community-Led...

Respect Me + You, Is Your Syphilis Check Up Due? (New Campaign)

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May 2021 The Respect Me + You, Is Your Syphilis Check Up Due? Campaign has now launched! This campaign was originally conceived by Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA), and was adapted as a collaboration with SHINE SA in 2020. The campaign is a response to the rise in syphilis infections in South Australia which has been particularly devastating for Aboriginal communities. It is a...

Medically Supervised Injecting Room supporting the most vulnerable, new study shows

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Burnet Institute, June 11, 2021 A new Burnet Institute study shows the North Richmond Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) is fulfilling its brief and playing a constructive role by attracting people who are most at risk from harm relating to their injecting drug use, and most in need of the service. The research also points to positive impacts on the amenity of the local area through a...

Treating sistagirls, brothaboys, and gender diverse mob (Factsheet)

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Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales, 2020 This fact sheet offers a question-and-answer format to help health practitioners, Aboriginal Health Workers, doctors, nurses or other people working with gender diverse patients to better understand how to talk to and connect with sistergirls, brotherboys and other patients in an appropriate way.  Please note: this document...

New digital factsheets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

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Anwernekenhe National HIV Alliance (ANA) and ‘Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), June 2021 The Anwernekenhe National HIV Alliance (ANA) and AFAO are very excited to bring you these new digital factsheets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities on PrEP, PEP, treatment as prevention, and HIV testing. Representatives from ANA and our other member organisations...

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