Week 2 – Video Resources

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Video Resources

Week 2 – Primary Resources

Indigenous Mental Health

Learn how culture and spirituality affect the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2bHrykf_Cw (Published 13 Jul 2017)

Working with Aboriginal People: Enhancing Clinical Practice in Mental Health Care. NSW Health Chapter 1

Understanding the significance of culture, family, community and spirituality in the healing journey for Aboriginal people is important. It can assist services in designing, delivering and evaluating care that improves mental health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal children, youth and their families. More info: www.health.nsw.gov.au/mentalhealth/professionals/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mrz8p4t-qo (Published 13 Dec 2018)

Working with Aboriginal People: Enhancing Clinical Practice in Mental Health Care. Chapter 2

Aboriginal people are often reluctant to access health services because of discrimination, misunderstanding, fear, poor communication & lack of trust in service providers. Providing outreach services, using holistic approaches & involving the family of the young person is the best approach.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZgKosilzkE (Published 13 Dec 2018)

Australia’s Lost Generation: Battling Aboriginal Suicide | REWIND 

Young Aborigines are four times more likely to commit suicide than non-indigenous Australians. Experts and Aboriginal elders believe a variety of reasons drive Aboriginal youth to suicide, including a disconnection from traditional culture and land.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4j6s58YrHQ  (Published 16 Jun 2018)

Wurrimiyanga’s (Ngulu) holistic approach to mental health

The small community of Wurrimiyanga (Nguiu) on Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory has rallied to address a major mental health care challenge facing the community.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQWqBWy8HRE  (Published Sept 2010)

Ask us anything: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (University of Sydney) ).

Is it ever OK to ask someone how Aboriginal they are? Our students and staff answer anonymously submitted questions to confront myths and stereotypes about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHVbVBLlhCM (Published 28 May 2018)

Week 2 – Primary Catholic Resources

Aboriginal Catholic Ministry – Reconciliation Message 2017

A short version of the Reconciliation Message from the ACM Perth celebration of NAIDOC Week 2017. What does reconciliation mean.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qurLA86ZP3U (Published 26 Jul 2017)

TRUTH TELLING IN AUSTRALIA – Sherry Balcombe (Religions for Peace Australia)

Pax Christi Australia – in collaboration with Religions for Peace Australia, jointly presented the June Agape session, “Truth Telling in Australia”. The guest speaker was Sherry Balcombe, of Aboriginal Catholic Ministry.  Kildara Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Sunday 27 June.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj22KDWazFs (Published 29 July 2021)