Journal article

Developing a best practice pathway to support improvements in Indigenous Australians' mental health and well-being: a qualitative study

Rachael Hinton, David J Kavanagh, Lesley Barclay, Richard Chenhall, Tricia Nagel

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: There is a need to adapt pathways to care to promote access to mental health services for Indigenous people in Australia. This study explored Indigenous community and service provider perspectives of well-being and ways to promote access to care for Indigenous people at risk of depressive illness. DESIGN: A participatory action research framework was used to inform the development of an agreed early intervention pathway; thematic analysis SETTING: 2 remote communities in the Northern Territory. PARTICIPANTS: Using snowball and purposive sampling, 27 service providers and community members with knowledge of the local context and the diverse needs of those at risk of depression were..

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