Journal article

Australian Indigenous model of mental healthcare based on transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioural therapy co-designed with the Indigenous community: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Maree Toombs, Bushra Nasir, Steve Kisely, Srinivas Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, Leanne Hides, Neeraj Gill, Gavin Beccaria, Sharon Brennan-Olsen, Kayley Butten, Geoffrey Nicholson

BJPsych Open | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A four- to seven-fold increase in the prevalence of current mood, anxiety, substance use and any mental disorders in Indigenous adults compared with non-Indigenous Australians has been reported. A lifetime prevalence of major depressive disorder was 23.9%. High rates of comorbid mental disorders indicated a transdiagnostic approach to treatment might be most appropriate. The effectiveness of psychological treatment for Indigenous Australians and adjunct Indigenous spiritual and cultural healing has not previously been evaluated in controlled clinical trials. AIMS: This project aims to develop, deliver and evaluate the effectiveness of an Indigenous model of mental healthcare (IMM..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, of Australia), a Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, of Australia), a Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases grant (APP1126674) and in-kind support from the Aboriginal Medical Service. S.B.-O. is supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (1107510). The study was also partly supported by staff employed by the University of Queensland under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program of the Australian Government.