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Decolonising Mental Health Systems: Global Experiences of Wellbeing
November 11, 2022 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am UTC+8
Indigenous peoples are custodians of knowledge systems vetted and refined by thousands of centuries of practice-based evidence. Prior to colonisation, these knowledge systems ensured the survival, health, and harmony of Indigenous peoples, communities, and ecosystems. Post-colonisation, the health and mental health gaps between non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples has widened at alarming rates.
In this webinar, six global Indigenous leaders in mental health and wellbeing from four colonised countries (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States of America) will share their experiences of walking in two worlds and of navigating mental health systems to ensure the wellbeing, healing, and self-determination of Indigenous peoples. A holistic worldview is offered that moves away from the deficit- and individually-focused narrative of mental illness and considers the social, cultural, political, and historical context of health and the structural drivers of health inequality.
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