The editors and members of the Working Together team, Kulunga Aboriginal Research Development Unit at Telethon Kids Institute are delighted to announce the Second Edition of Working Together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice 2014 edited by Pat Dudgeon, Helen Milroy and Roz Walker.   

This exciting new edition includes several new chapters to deliver an even more robust and high quality resource. It examines issues across the life course, with a greater focus on children and young people; the significant impacts of mental health in the justice system; the cultural determinants of social and emotional wellbeing and intellectual and development disabilities.  It includes holistic models of care, as well as interdisciplinary and inter-professional approaches and working with carers.

It is now published and freely available online, with the hard copy currently in press.  The book (online and hardcopy) is funded through the Australian Government  Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and endorsed by the Hon Senator Scullion, Minister for Indigenous Affairs.  

The book was developed as an information source for health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with social and emotional wellbeing. The book contains comprehensive and culturally appropriate information to educate and assist health professionals who work with Indigenous clients.

The book is divided into 6 parts –

Part 1 – History and Contexts

Part 2 – Issues and Influences

Part 3 – Standards, Principles and Practice

Part 4 – Assessment and Management

Part 5 – Working with Children, Families and Communities

Part 6 – Healing Models and Programs

While the book itself is FREE, due to postage and handling requirements a cost will now apply for delivery.

We invite you to visit our Working Together website on the following link: from where you will be able to:

  • download the free PDF version in full or by individual chapters
  • access our exciting new eBook
  • order hard copies
  • participate in our short Evaluation Survey.