NACCHO health news: AMA-Good mental health and wellbeing essential to close Indigenous health gap

Originally posted on NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alerts:

 

 

By AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton

By AMA ( Australian Medical Association) President Dr Steve Hambleton

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In recent years, Australians have become increasingly aware that poor mental health can affect any of us at any time. Government health policy has also sought a more concerted focus on this area of health.

There is less awareness, though, of the distinctive needs and vulnerabilities of particular groups in Australia concerning mental health and wellbeing.

The factors that contribute to poor mental health and social and emotional wellbeing among Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders are complex, and their effects cross generations.

The AMA believes that the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders should be given greater priority in the nation’s health policy agenda.

According to the latest research, nearly one-third of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults report high to…

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