Mental health and indigenous university students

Toombs, Maree and Gorman, Don (2011) Mental health and indigenous university students. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 35 (4). pp. 22-24. ISSN 1037-3403

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In essence, the concept of mental health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is very broad. The capacity to achieve good mental wellbeing rests largely with the individual’s relationship with family and community and connection to land, as well as spiritual and physical wellness (Australia. Department of Health and Ageing 2004). Recent research into the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal students from eight universities, revealed a large number of them had a diagnosed mental health issue. This paper with explore the students’ mental health issues and their relationship to the university experience.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited with permission of publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2012 07:20
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 04:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: indigenous mental heatlh, students, indigenous students
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health

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