In the video the speakers identify a number of factors associated with living in a rural and remote area which contribute to the development of mental health problems for Aboriginal Australians. One of these factors is poverty. With reference to primary health care principles and practices, discuss the link between poverty and mental health/ illness. Ensure you support your discussion with current nursing and health literature.

This video describes a mental health promotion program developed for rural and remote Aboriginal peoples by the Australasian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health.

Please use the following format in referencing the video Deadly Thinking

Bowers, J. (Executive Producer). (2013). Deadly thinking . Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZYlS7v1Pt6U

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Given the tight word limit, it will be acceptable to provide the citation (Bowers, 2013) in the text of your paper just once and thereafter to refer to “the video” or

“the Deadly Thinking video” without giving the citation each time.

ASSESSMENT 2: WRITTEN ASSESSMENT

Video for use as trigger: “Deadly Thinking”

This video describes the program of mental health promotion developed for rural and remote Aboriginal peoples by the Australasian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental

Health. You can find out more about this organisation at http://www.acrrmh.com.au

Question 1:
In the video the speakers identify a number of factors associated with living in a rural and remote area which contribute to the development of mental health problems

for Aboriginal Australians.

One of these factors is poverty. With reference to primary health care principles and practices, discuss the link between poverty and mental health/ illness. Ensure

you support your discussion with current nursing and health literature.

Question 2:

Mental health is one of The National Health Priority Areas (NHPAs) chosen by Australian governments for focused attention. The Deadly Thinking workshops target the

prevention of mental health problems. One strategy used is teaching participants to recognise the signs that someone in their family or community may be suffering poor

social, emotional or mental health. Another strategy involves teaching participants a variety of tools, techniques and “specific skills to help them work with their

own people”.

Identify one (1) or more of these tools, techniques or skills and explain how they can be used to promote mental health and wellbeing.

15 marks/ 200 words

Question 3:

Participants in the Deadly Thinking workshops are community elders, community leaders and “natural helpers” – people wanting to raise awareness of and strengthen

social and emotional well being of their own communities.

This reflects the primary health care principle of community participation, whereby it is recognised that engagement and empowerment of individuals, families and

communities are long term and effective strategies for achieving improvements in health and well-being.

With reference to the video, explain how community participation can be used as a strategy for promoting health and well-being.

 

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