Strengthening the Capacity of Education Staff to Support the Wellbeing of Indigenous Students in Boarding Schools: A Participatory Action Research Study

Marion Heyeres, Janya McCalman, Erika Langham, Roxanne Bainbridge, Michelle Redman-MacLaren, Amelia Britton, Katrina Rutherford, Komla Tsey
  • The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, February 2018, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/jie.2017.42

Training the staff of an Indigenous education unit to promote the wellbeing of students

What is it about?

Up to 30% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents have high levels of distress and/or diagnosable mental illness. Yet education staff are not often taught how to promote their wellbeing or manage mental health issues. This paper fills a gap in the lieterature by reporting how staff were trained and the effects of staff training.

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