NAIDOC week - Heal Country, heal our nation - Expert Insights for Health Professionals


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The 2021 NAIDOC week theme is Heal Country, heal our nation. Incorporated into this theme is the concept that Country is inherent to identity and that it is more than a place; it sustains lives in every aspect - spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally. As health professionals, our understanding of Country and its connection to the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is crucial to our ability to connect with and to provide appropriate for these patients.

Listen in on this Expert Insights session as we discuss the notion of Country, the importance of social and emotional wellbeing and the impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders wellbeing when these things are unbalanced. We also discuss resources and tools you can use in your practice and, we’ll talk about what meaningful change in this area may look like.


Vicki McKenna - Head of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network at Black Dog Institute and Lived Experience Representative

David Edwards - Co-Director WellMob Aboriginal Mental Health project at University of Sydney

Leilani Darwin - Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy at Black Dog Institute

Dr Carol Newall - Facilitator

Recording and sound production - Nathan Bell

Voiceover - Cameron Banks, Black Dog Institute