We work to improve social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who need support for mental health and/or alcohol and other drug-related issues.
We partner with Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), key stakeholders from the Aboriginal Community Control Health Sector and the Northern Territory Government Department of Health to deliver social and emotional wellbeing services.
We fund therapeutic and socio-cultural programs in the Aboriginal Community Control Health Sector and commission AMSANT to support these programs through workforce development.
We also participate in governance and advisory groups that have oversight and input of our social and emotional wellbeing programs.
We support health care providers to use digital health systems to improve patient care and communication.
National Social and Emotional Wellbeing Framework
Through the National Social and Emotional Wellbeing Framework, we commission providers to deliver culturally appropriate services and activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
What do the programs aim to do?
They aim to:
- increase access to culturally appropriate and informed mental health and alcohol and other drug services including community development, engagement projects and clinical care.
- provide early intervention for treating and managing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues by strengthening an integrated approach to primary health care.
AMSANT provide workforce development and support to our funded social and emotional wellbeing workforce who deliver services through Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and remote clinics in NT.
The AMSANT support staff provide mentoring, capacity and resilience building to the therapeutic and social and cultural workforce through a range of activities and forums.
Trauma Informed Care
We fund trauma informed care facilitators at AMSANT to deliver organisation and workforce development activities. This is implemented through the Damulgurra Trauma Informed Model of Care Program to Aboriginal primary health care providers throughout the Northern Territory.