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Watch Noongar Elder and Associate Professor Ted Wikes

Associate Professor Ted Wilkes is a Noongar man from the south-west region of Western Australia. He is a former Ambassador for the Commissioner for Children and Young People and is a member of the Justice Reform Initiative of Western Australia. He has worked in public health for much of his working life and has an ongoing and continuing involvement in Indigenous public health issues across Australia. He currently works as a Senior Cultural Adviser at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and as an Adjunct Associate Professor working closely with the Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing (TIMHWB) research team.

In this collection of videos, Associate Professor Ted Wilkes talks about the importance of Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The topics include:

  • A Message to the Youth
  • The Importance of Culture
  • Men’s SEWB
  • Addressing Suicide.

Click the link here to watch: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxeUTApVvhwMKJwP3rbzHqg3PwUd5dW9u

If you or someone you know needs help or support, you can contact your local Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation or

  • 13YARN: 13 92 76
  • Lifeline: 131 114
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
  • Mensline: 1300 78 99 78
  • Beyondblue 1300 22 46 36
  • Q Life 1800 18 45 27
  • Open Arms Veterans & Families Counselling 1800 01 10 46
  • The National Indigenous Critical Response Service 1800 80 58 01
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