Indigenous Wellbeing Conference
December 6, 2021 - December 7, 2021
Pullman Cairns International 17 Abbott St Cairns City QLD 4870
Hearing the Hard Truths.
It is devastating that in Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have significantly higher mental health needs than other Australians and experience psychological distress at around THREE times the rate of the non-Indigenous population.
We see similar statistics across the seas, with Māori and Pacifika populations carrying the highest burden of suicide with higher incidences.
In order to change, we must first shine a light on the key challenges in Indigenous communities, and address the past and present issues contributing to inequities in mental health treatment and care. We must work towards empowering Indigenous communities to develop their own solutions to live long healthy lives; strengthen culture; and reconnect with their spirit.
For more information, or to register, please see here.