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Engaging Indigenous Australians with mental health services

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Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
Venue: EN214 Hawthorn Campus

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The Department of Psychological Sciences presents Professor Tim Carey, Director of the Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs. In this presentation, Tim will outline the issues related to mental health and services engagement for Indigenous Australians living in remote communities.

All welcome.

About the speaker

Professor Tim Carey has been a Director on the Board of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a member of the Regional, Rural, and Remote Advisory Group (RRRAG) and the Indigenous Psychology Advisory Group (IPAG).

In his role on IPAG, Tim initiated and led the development and delivery of an Apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians on behalf of the APS. He has over 100 publications and has presented his work at national and international conferences. He has conducted research and published work in the areas of Indigenous definitions of health and wellbeing, the effectiveness of a remote social and emotional wellbeing program, and the engagement of Indigenous Australians with effective mental health services.

At the Centre for Remote Health, Tim conducts research in health service delivery, provides supervision and training on mental health issues, and has operated a clinical psychology service within the public mental health service, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Service, and the Pain Management Service.