Welcome to the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Special Interest Group

The primary purpose of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses ATSI Special Interest Group (SIG) is to promote interest in and the development of skills working with people from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

The ATSI SIG provides members of The College who have a particular interest in working with people from an ATSI background with a forum for exchanging news, views and ideas.

The ATSI SIG operates within the framework of The College's general guidelines for SIGs.


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Links of Interest


National Rural Health Alliance

Indigenous Psychological Services

Australian Indigenous Doctors' Assoc (AIDA)

Aboriginal Health Council of SA Inc

The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

Indigenous Allied Health Australia Inc

Australia’s National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet



National Sorry Day

National Sorry Day: Coming to terms with the past and present



Indigenous adolescent mental health: what is the role of primary health care?

Contacts with mental health services before suicide: a comparison of Indigenous with non-Indigenous Australians

Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2008–09

Time to bring down the twin towers in poor Aboriginal hospitalcare

Managing Two Worlds Together: Staff Perspectives on Care for Country Aboriginal Patients

The link between primary health care and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people

ANU Discussion Paper: the health status of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

ANU Discussion Paper: overcrowding and Indigenous health in Australia

Bridging the health equity gap

Measures of Indigenous wellbeing and their determinants across the lifecourse

Partnerships for Indigenous Development: International Development NGOs, Aboriginal Organisations and Communities

How Realistic are the Prospects for ‘Closing the Gaps’ in Socioeconomic Outcomes for Indigenous Australians?

The subjective wellbeing of Indigenous Australians 



Mission Australia: Our submission on remote and regional communities



Guidelines for ethical research in Australian Indigenous studies

Principles and Guidelines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health

Guidelines for providing mental health first aid to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person 

Suicidal thoughts and behaviours and deliberate self-injury

Aboriginal suicide prevention information



The West Australian Indigenous Storybook

Managing two worlds together: Patient journey mapping tools

Yarning about mental health

The mental health brain story

Between two worlds: understanding the stolen generations

Working with Aboriginal peoples and communities

Australian Medical Association 2010-11 Indigenous health report card

Australian Human Rights Commission: 2010 Social Justice Report

United Nations: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development 

The community guide to the UN declaration on the rights of Indigenous people 

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status 2011

A guide to reporting abuse and neglect

Aboriginal people working together to prevent suicide and self harm

Adjustment disorders

Cannabis: it's not our culture

Footsteps to change

Footsteps to change II

Keeping strong



Mental health medication story

Beat stress

Dad's guide: social and emotional wellbeing

Mum's guide: social and emotional wellbeing


Government Publications

2012 Indigenous Expenditure Report

Parenting in the early years: effectiveness of parenting support programs for Indigenous families

Office of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services: biannual report

Report on Government services 2012: Indigenous compendium

Closing the gap: the Prime Minister's report 2012

Closing the gap: the Prime Minister's report 2011

Effective practices for service delivery coordination in Indigenous communities

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Mental health services in Australia 2007-2008

National strategic framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: 2003-2013 

Feeling good? Answering your questions about alcohol, drugs and mental health