Journal article

Exploring pathways to mental healthcare for urban Aboriginal young people: a qualitative interview study

Deanna Kalucy, Janice Nixon, Michael Parvizian, Peter Fernando, Simone Sherriff, Jennifer McMellon, Catherine D'Este, Sandra J Eades, Anna Williamson

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To explore the perceptions of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) staff involved in providing mental healthcare to Aboriginal young people of the current and ideal pathways to mental healthcare for urban Aboriginal young people attending ACCHSs, and to identify what additional supports staff may need to provide optimal mental healthcare to Aboriginal young people. DESIGN: Qualitative interview study conducted during May 2016-2017. SETTING: Primary care, at two ACCHSs participating in the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health in New South Wales. PARTICIPANTS: Purposive sampling of staff involved in mental healthcare pathways of Aborigina..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH) is funded through the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (grant numbers APP358457, APP1035378, APP1023998), and an Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute Centre for Research Excellence Grant.