Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Connectedness.

Look at the Social and Emotional Wellbeing wheel and think about your own relationship to each of these connection points: body; mind and emotions; family and kinship; community; culture; country; spirit, spirituality and ancestors. Thinking about the concept of social and emotional wellbeing, discuss with the group how these understandings might change the way someone works within the discipline of mental health?


• Dudgeon, P., Milroy, Helen, Walker, Roz, Australia. Department of the Prime Minister Cabinet, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, & Kulunga Research Network. (2014). Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice (2nd ed.).
Chapter 4: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing, pp. 55 – 68.
Chapter 5: Evolving Policy Context in Mental Health and Wellbeing, pp. 69 – 90.
Chapter 6: Social Determinants of Social and Emotional Wellbeing, pp. 93 112.

Module 2