Free MSHR seminar 


Tricia Nagel and Carolyn Thomson present ‘Mental health medicine: more hunting, fishing and healing music’, on Monday 10 July from 12pm.

The Australian Integrated Mental Health Initiative (AIMHI) team has been working in remote Aboriginal communities with Aboriginal Mental Health Workers (AMHWs) for one year, where they have been involved in the development of psycho education stories and recruiting clients and carers to a trial of a motivational care planning intervention – the Care Plan Talking Treatment.

An outline of the methodology and some of the early findings from this project will be presented at the seminar - along with brief presentations of the different multimedia resources which have been developed along the way.

AIMHI NT is a five year NHMRC funded project based at the Menzies School of Health Research (MSHR) and working in partnership with DHCS and TEDGP.

The core AIMHI NT research team comprises three investigators.

Chief Investigator: Dr Tricia Nagel is a psychiatrist who has lived and worked in the NT for more than twenty years.

Two Indigenous associate investigators: Carolyn Thompson, an Aboriginal mental health worker of Walpiri-Gurindji heritage, who works as a researcher and a part time service provider, and an Indigenous research officer Robert Mills who is a Larrakiah (Darwin area) traditional owner.

The project also has three associate investigators: Jenni Judd, senior health promotion officer with DHCS, and Neil Spencer and Pat Bradley – senior psychiatric nurses with DHCS.

A range of other clinicians and service providers contribute their time and energy to the Indigenous reference group, steering committee, health promotion working group and data collection working group. Dr John Condon, Dr Gary Robinson and Dr Tom Trauer provide supervision, expertise and oversight to the PhD component of the AIMHI project.

This presentation takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital campus.

Visit the Menzies School of Health Research website.