Aboriginal mental health and substance use

This research brings Aboriginal people and mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services together to co-design programs that are culturally appropriate for Aboriginal families and communities.

It aims to implement and evaluate a culturally secure systems change framework to improve how mainstream mental health and AOD services work for and with Aboriginal people, and to make services more responsive and accessible to Aboriginal clients. NDRI also aims to build lasting relationships between the Aboriginal community and services to sustain long-term partnerships.

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Butt, J., C. and Stearne, A. (2022). Kava may be coming to a supermarket or cafe near you. But what is it? Is it safe? The Conversation, March 24. [UJ219] View web page

Stearne, A., Lee, K., S., Allsop, S., Shakeshaft, A., P. and Wright, M. (2022). First Nations Australians’ self-determination in health and alcohol policy development: a Delphi Study. BMC Health Research Policy and Systems, 20, (1). DOI: 10.1186/s12961-022-00813-6 [RJ1758] View web page

Snijder, M., Lees, B., Stearne, A., Ward, J., Garlick Bock, S., Newton, N., C. and Stapinski, L. (2021). An ecological model of drug and alcohol use and related harms among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a systematic review of the literature. Preventive Medicine Reports, 21. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101277 [RJ1627] View web page

Stearne, A., Allsop, S., Shakeshaft, A., P., Symons, M. and Wright, M. (2021). Identifying how the principles of self-determination could be applied to create effective alcohol policy for First Nations Australians: synthesising the lessons from the development of general public policy. International Journal of Drug Policy, 95, pp. 103260:1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103260 [RJ1636] View web page

Butt, J., C. (2019). Review of kava use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin, 19, (2). The Australian Indigenous Healthinfonet, Perth, WA. [R335] View web page