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Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice Editors: Pat Dudgeon, Helen Milroy and Roz Walker Foreword by Tom Calma
Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice Editors: Pat Dudgeon, Helen Milroy and Roz Walker
This book was funded by the Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and was developed by the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research/Kulunga Research Network, in collaboration with the University of Western Australia. This publication is free of charge as part of a Government initiative. © 2010 1st edition © 2014 2nd edition © Commonwealth of Australia 2014 This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from the Commonwealth. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to the: Commonwealth Copyright Administration, Attorney-General’s Department, Robert Garran Offices, National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 or posted at Disclaimer This publication represents the views of the authors, not necessarily those of the Australian Government. The publication aims to assist students and others to understand a variety of perspectives about the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to assist reflection and open discussion. ISBN Numbers Publications ISBN: 978-0-9579494-4-7 Online ISBN: 978-0-9775975-3-6 Front cover artwork Under the Milky Way by Nellie Green. The extract from Rob Riley’s Indigenous keynote address From exclusion to negotiation: the role of psychology in Aboriginal social justice presented at the Australian Psychological Society Conference in 1995 is kindly reprinted with permission from his family. The photograph of Rob Riley is reproduced with the permission of the West Australian. © The West Australian. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that this book may contain images or information on deceased persons.
Under The Milky Way About the Cover Artwork Jonelle (Nellie) Green is a Badimaya woman from the Yamatji people of the Central Wheatbelt area of Western Australia. Born in Morawa, Western Australia, she lived most of her life in Perth and Fremantle, before moving to Melbourne in 2001. Nellie has 3 sisters and 2 brothers and is an Aunty and Great Aunty. Nellie has a strong professional background in higher education, and is involved in issues concerning media representation, creative writing, social justice and the human rights of Indigenous peoples. Over the years, Nellie has represented her Community/s locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. She was winner of the 2000 NAIDOC Aboriginal Artist of the Year in the ATSIC Noongar (Perth) Region awards and has been published in Indigenous anthologies and other publications. Nellie produced the beautiful artwork ‘Spirit Strength’ for the cover of the first edition of Working Together .

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