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Working Together to Improve the Mental Health of Indigenous Children: A Systematic Review


Compelling global evidence indicates that making a positive difference to children’s mental health requires community-driven systems-level integration to address the determinants of mental health. A recent review analyses the available literature that underpins intersectoral service integration processes and tools designed to improve mental healthcare for Indigenous children. The review found that intersectoral interventions addressing Indigenous child mental health produced outcomes of improving childhood well-being, cultural identity, the capacity of families, accessibility of local and mainstream services, health service and organizational capacity, policy recommendations, health service collaboration, and consumer satisfaction.