Developing a new culturally responsive e-mental health resource: The Aboriginal and Islander Mental Health Initiative for Youth (AIMhi-Y)
Ms Josey Povey
Menzies School of Health Research
Indigenous youth are disproportionality exposed to risk factors for poor mental health. They are five times more likely to die by suicide than their non-Indigenous peers. Barriers prevent help-seeking commensurate to need. Electronic mental health resources offer an opportunity to provide early intervention, by bridging geographic and sociocultural divides, provided they are designed to meet the needs of Indigenous youth. This study will draft a new culturally responsive e-mental health resource designed to improve access to structured, evidence based mental health care for Indigenous youth.