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NACCHO webinar: reducing the mental health impact of Indigenous incarceration

27 July 2017

Join the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) for an interdisciplinary panel discussion and exploration of approaches for reducing the mental health impact of indigenous incarceration on people, communities, and services.

This important discussion will look at strategies to enhance cultural awareness and how health professionals can help develop responsive services for Indigenous communities affected by incarceration. It will also explore strategies to increase self-esteem and enhance the emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of individuals.  

The Panel discussion will be delivered to you via webinar format:  

When: Wednesday 13th September 2017

Time: 4.30pm - 5.45pm (AEST)

Where: Online - via your computer, tablet or mobile

Cost: Free


  • Dr Mark Wenitong (Medical Advisor based in QLD)
  • Dr Marshall Watson (Psychiatrist based in SA)
  • Dr Jeffrey Nelson (Clinical Psychologist based in QLD)
  • Julie Tongs (OAM) (CEO Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service – Narrabundah ACT)


  • Dr Mary Emeleus (General Practitioner and Psychotherapist based in QLD) 

Learning Outcomes:

Through an exploration of incarceration, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:  

  • Describe key issues and impacts of incarceration on individuals, families, and communities
  • Develop strategies to enhance culturally aware and responsive services for Indigenous people and communities affected by incarceration
  • Identify strategies to increase self-esteem and enhance emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.

Before the webinar:

Check your computer and internet connection meet the minimum requirements by reviewing the webinar participation guide.

You must register to attend this event. Registrations close midnight 12 September

For more information and to register please see the NACCHO website.