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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability: wellbeing, participation and support

This report explores the experience of Indigenous people with disability compared with Indigenous people without disability and all Australians with similar severity of disability.

Access to mental health services in Victoria: A focus on ethnic communities

People from an ethnic minority background are less likely to use mental health services than the Australian-born people. This study examined the outcomes of an intervention aimed at increasing the use of mental health services by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Access to mental health services in Victoria: a focus on ethnic communities

The aim of this study was to investigate whether disparities in access and treatment for ethnic communities in Victoria had changed over a decade with the introduction of interventions designed to improve culturally sensitive practice in mental health services.

Access to mental health services in Victoria: A Foucus on Ethnic Communities

Past research in Victoria has shown that ethnic communities have consistently lower rates of access to public community and inpatient mental health services, a higher proportion of involuntary...

Accessible Mental Health Services for People with an Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Providers

This guide has been developed as a practical framework for the development of accessible mental health services. It provides assistance to professionals and to services to improve access to high quality mental health care for people with an intellectual disability.

Accommodation outcomes and transitions following community-based intervention for individuals with acquired brain injury

This study explores living situation, support and participation outcomes of people with severe acquired brain injury (ABI). Participants lived in either home-like or disability-specific accommodation settings.

Acquired brain injury research project (PDF) final report

This report provides information about the prevalence of acquired brain injury (ABI). It points to unmet service needs. It presents an estimation of money required for people living with an ABI.

Adapting Evidence-Based Interventions for Students With Developmental Disabilities

Students with developmental disabilities have many challenges with learning and adaptive behaviour, as well as a higher prevalence rate of mental health problems. Although there is a substantial...

Advancing the Curriculum for Young People who have an Intellectual Disability. Advocacy in Health: A Pilot Study

This article reports on the pilot work for a collaborative National Health and Medical Research Council project in Australia involving education and health professionals to improve the health and well‐being of young people who have an intellectual disability.

Affective and anxiety disorders and their relationship with chronic physical conditions in Australia: findings of the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing

This paper reports on the prevalence of chronic physical and mental health conditions in Australian adults. A nationally representative survey was conducted to gather information. People with a disability were more likely to have a mental health problem and chronic physical conditions.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...