Research projects

Improving social and emotional wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Indigenous SEWB is firmly established as a national strategic priority. Beyond Blue is considering where to invest its policy advocacy efforts to prevent suicide and improve mental health for all people in Australia. To bolster its advocacy efforts, Beyond Blue constructed the policy reform agenda project. In the project, a suite of compelling policy propositions will be developed that are then used for advocacy purposes. Currently, Beyond Blue is commissioning a series of evidence reviews, the utility of which will contribute to advocacy for change in the next wave of Australia’s mental health and suicide prevention policies. As one of a series of five reviews to identify evidence for reform of mental health and suicide prevention approaches, an Evidence Check was conducted to identify promising policies, programs and services that can underwrite transformational policy reform as an important contribution to strengthening the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.

 

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