Emerging themes in Aboriginal child and adolescent mental health: findings from a qualitative study in Sydney, New South Wales
Anna B Williamson, Beverley Raphael, Sally Redman, John Daniels, Sandra J Eades, Naomi Mayers
MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2010
OBJECTIVE: To explore emerging themes related to the mental health of Aboriginal children and adolescents ("young people") arising from focus groups conducted in Sydney, New South Wales. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A qualitative study was conducted between April 2008 and September 2009 in three Aboriginal community-controlled health organisations in Sydney. A semi-structured approach was used in focus groups and small group interviews to elicit the views of 15 Aboriginal parents and 32 Aboriginal workers from a variety of health and social work backgrounds on important factors surrounding the mental health of Aboriginal young people. RESULTS: Major themes identified were the centrality..View full abstract
Awarded by NHMRC Public Health (Australia)
We thank the study participants, their communities and the staff at the participating ACCHOs. This research was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Anna Williamson holds an NHMRC Public Health (Australia) Training Fellowship Grant (ID: 510 391).