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Explorations series: Yindyamarra Talks – COVID: Mental health matters

30 September, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


In a world of fear and misinformation, Charles Sturt University brings together an expert panel to break down the issues for First Nations People.

As well as being vulnerable to the effects of Covid 19, First Nations people are dealing with the impact on mental health. As a whole, First Nations people already experience high rates of depression, anxiety and youth suicide. This public forum will bring together health experts and draw on the expertise of Charles Sturt University to answer your questions about mental health. We will provide practical advice and explore ways that Indigenous health services can treat and can protect our people. Mental health is part of our total well being and cannot be separated from a history of invasion colonisation and racism. The representation of First Nations people by media often exacerbates the issue. What responsibilities do we all have to achieve better outcomes for the nation’s most vulnerable populations? Bring your questions and together we will find answers.

Please join Professor Stan Grant Jr and expert panel members in a one hour public forum where we will answer your questions about COVID and the mental health impacts to Australia’s First Nations People.

The panel will consist of Professor Stan Grant, Professor Juanita Sherwood, Dr Neil Philips, Fiona Cornforth, Professor Pat Dudgeon and Associate Professor Faye McMillan.