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1 MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students Karina Hickey National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC)

2 What is MakingtheLink? A program for young people to promote help-seeking for cannabis use and mental health problems, which:  teaches young people to help each other and to seek professional help  promotes the idea that Mates Help Mates  reduces the barriers to seeking help from professionals  educates teachers/adults about students’ help-seeking behaviour and how to assist them to seek professional help for cannabis use and mental health problems MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

3 Facilitators of Help-seeking Self Peers, Friends Parents, Family Teachers School Community Local Community MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

4 Why an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander package? Original program by Orygen Youth Health and NCPIC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians  seek help differently  differ in understanding of mental health issues Drug use problematic and increasing in some communities MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

5 How is this resource different? New package developed  new and amended activities  literacy levels  focus on movement and interaction  focus on Gunja, Grog, Smokes and Sniffing  more relevant examples- ‘Aunty’, solvents, sport  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander look and feel  guided by a Reference Group MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

6 Developing the program  some activities adapted from original package  new activities researched and created keeping specific cultural needs in mind  consultation with a reference group  tested with primary and high school Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in WA and NT MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

7 Where was the package tested? MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

8 So what is in it? MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students  10 activities  minutes per activity  3-4 activities plus, ideally culminating in a class- developed song using their gained knowledge

9 Activity 1 MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

10 Activity 1 - Answers MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

11 Activity 2 MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

12 Activity 3 MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

13 Activity 4 MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

14 Activity 5 MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

15 Activity 6 MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

16 Activity 7 MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

17 Activity 8 MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

18 Supplementary Activities MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

19 Supplementary Activities MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

20 Other elements in package  background information for teachers/adults  links and referrals  list of ‘potential helpers’  alternatives and extensions for each of the activities (time, resources, literacy, etc.)  available at no charge via HYPERLINK (to be added when live) MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

21 Acknowledgements Thank you to the following people:  Dr Julia Butt, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University  Bruno Faletti, School Drug Education and Road Aware, Western Australia  Jonathan Hermawan Tjapaltjarri, Northern Territory Department of Education and Training  Bonnie Berridge, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, Eastern Health  the staff and students of the schools in Western Australia and the Northern Territory where this program was piloted  Graphic Designer: John Fear of Fear Design MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students

22 For more information  Clare Chenoweth and (02) 9385  and (02) MakingtheLink: Promoting help-seeking for drug use and mental health issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students


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