Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resources
Welcome to MHCC’s First Nations Resources page. Here we list MHCC resources that help organisations to work respectfully and collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also link to the work of other organisations that have produced resources to build equitable and culturally sensitive access to services for First Nations People.
MHCC fully supports political self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations. We link to Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisations as well as other organisations with resources developed for and by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Our latest resource is a handy two-page guide for service organisations that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This co-designed guide covers the importance of acknowledging history, sensitive listening, outreach, creating welcoming environments, aiming for a representative workforce and removing barriers to service. Find the consultation report that informed the guide here.
Reimagine.today is a web resource to help people living with mental health conditions to access the NDIS. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Hub, part of this website, was co-designed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with lived experience of mental health concerns, and their mobs. It contains information, stories and yarns in Pitjantjatjara, Torres Straits Creole, Walpiri, Western Arrernte and Yolngu.
This MHCC professional development course is designed and delivered by Aboriginal people for workers in the mental health or community service sectors who support Aboriginal people impacted by trauma. While the impact of trauma is still under recognised in provision of mental health services, Aboriginal people have been using a trauma informed approach in response to the healing needs of Indigenous families and communities for nearly twenty years.