Friday, 7 September 2012

Culturally appropriate screening tool for Aboriginal Australians (mental health)

A screening tool assessing Indigenous mental health is being validated and will be ready for distribution across the country this year.

The Here and now Aboriginal assessment screening tool (HANAA) has been developed by the UWA Community, Culture and Mental Health unit in close consultation with Aboriginal people.

Project co-ordinator and UWA Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences Assistant Professor Zaza Lyons says mental health is a neglected area of Aboriginal health.

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