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Woolatbe

Woolatbe

Review of Woolatbe Werna Social and Emotional Wellbeing Program (Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Victorian Department of Human Services Mental Health and Disability Services, 2003).

Summary:
This regional program in the Gippsland Region was reviewed for OATSIH and DHS funding arrangements, four years after its beginnings. Since the mid-1980s contrasting terminology has emerged in the discussion on indigenous mental health to describe mental illness from an indigenous perspective, resulting in the preference for the broader description of social, emotional and spiritual/cultural wellbeing. The review made recommendations on program structure, service priorities and staff development, and details of funding and service agreements.