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AISRAP’s World Suicide Prevention Day Community Forum: Social, Emotional & Cultural Wellbeing of Aboriginal People and Communities

AISRAP’s World Suicide Prevention Day Community Forum: Social, Emotional & Cultural Wellbeing of Aboriginal People and Communities

SEPTEMBER 2016

PROVIDER: Griffith Univeristy – Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
DATE: Friday 9 September 2016
VENUE: The Greek Club, 29 Edmondstone St, South Brisbane

SYNOPSIS: The purpose of this research is to explore Aboriginal understandings of suicides from a Social and Emotional Wellbeing Framework. Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people believe that mental health and mental illness focus too much on problems and don’t properly describe all the factors that make up and influence wellbeing. The best way to understand these different terms is to think of mental health and mental illness as part of a person’s social and emotional wellbeing. The term social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) is used by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to describe the social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural wellbeing of a person. It further recognises that connection to land, culture, spirituality, family, and community are important to people and can impact on their wellbeing (Australian Health Ministers, 2003). It also recognises that a person’s social and emotional wellbeing is influenced by policies and past events.

COST: $55 (incl GST) for full day attendance (8:00am – 4:30pm, includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch)
ENQUIRIES:
Please contact w.iverson@griffith.edu.au for further information.
REGISTRATION: Register Online at https://www.griffith.edu.au/health/australian-institute-suicide-research-prevention/news-events