This is a summary report highlighting the findings and recommendations of the review relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian from the National Review of Mental Health Programmes and […]

Publishers: Department of Justice

This report offers an overview of research that has been conducted in the area of Indigenous mental health, particularly as it relates to the mental health of those who come […]

The Koori prisoner mental health and cognitive function study is an initiative between the Victorian Government and the Koori community. The study uses a literature review and interviews with Koori […]

This study aims to estimate the prevalence of mental disorder in a representative sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland prisons. Cross-sectional assessment of mental health using […]

Authors: Calma, Tom

This report provides an investigation of early intervention and diversionary practices aimed at preventing offending behaviour in Indigenous young people with a cognitive disability and/or a mental health problem. Specifically, […]

This report assembles what is known about the mental health of Indigenous Australians from community surveys. A systematic search was conducted of publications and data sources since 2000. Surveys had […]


This report discusses the provisions in the criminal justice system for people with cognitive and mental health impairments. The report tracks the stages where diversion is possible in the criminal […]

The suicide rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the period 2001-2010 were twice that of non-Indigenous Australians (ABS, 2012). The high rates of suicide among Aboriginal and […]

This study focuses on prison health services in the adult prison system in Victoria and their relationship to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs). It includes an overview of Aboriginal […]

The health of Australia’s prisoners 2009 is the culmination of several years’ development of national indicators in relation to prisoner health in Australia. This first national report shows that prisoners […]