NT Administrator’s Medal for Excellence in Primary Health Care

Posted on Mar 4, 2016

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Since 2012 a team of Indigenous women and mental health professionals have been coming together to uncover words for talking about mental health in Pitjantjatjara, Ngaanyatjarra and Yankunytjatjara. The Uti Kulintjaku team believe that creating a shared understanding of the language used to talk about feelings will improve mental health and emotional literacy, which will lead to increased help-seeking and better communication between Indigenous people and health workers. The innovative work of the Uti Kulintjaku team was recognised with the 2015 NT Administrator’s Medal for excellence in Primary Health Care.