Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Video Resources
Week 2 – Primary Resources
Indigenous Mental Health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2bHrykf_Cw (published 13 Jul 2017). Learn how culture and spirituality affect the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Working with Aboriginal People: Enhancing Clinical Practice in Mental Health Care. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mrz8p4t-qo (published 13 Dec 2018). By NSW Health. 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/
Working with Aboriginal People: Enhancing Clinical Practice in Mental Health Care. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZgKosilzkE (published 13 Dec 2018). 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.
Australia’s Lost Generation: Battling Aboriginal Suicide | REWIND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4j6s58YrHQ (published 16 Jun 2018). 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.
Wurrimiyanga’s (Ngulu) holistic approach to mental health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQWqBWy8HRE (published Sept 2010) 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.
Ask us anything: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (University of Sydney) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHVbVBLlhCM (published 28 May 2018). 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.
Week 2 – Primary Catholic Resources
Aboriginal Catholic Ministry – Reconciliation Message 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qurLA86ZP3U (published 26 Jul 2017) A short version of the Reconciliation Message from the ACM Perth celebration of NAIDOC Week 2017. What does reconciliation mean.
TRUTH TELLING IN AUSTRALIA – Sherry Balcombe (Religions for Peace Australia) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj22KDWazFs (published 29 July 2021). 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.