WellMob a new website to enhance Indigenous wellbeing launched
[by Tara Hoyne]
The WellMob Reference Group based in Lismore NSW. Other groups in Adelaide and Darwin guided the development of the new website. Image includes members of the HealthInfoNet and eMHPrac collaboration. Image: supplied
Until now, looking for wellbeing resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the Internet has been like looking for needles in haystacks. With the launch of a new website, called WellMob, this problem is now solved!
The inspiration for the WellMob website came from frontline health and wellbeing workers, who said they needed a one-stop-shop to easily access culturally relevant resources to use with their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. WellMob brings together over 200 videos, apps, podcasts and other websites in the one place and is free to access
The website was developed by eMHPrac (e-mental health in practice) in partnership with the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. The easy to use visual format will support those who work in mental health, family support, education and youth services.
David Edwards, a Worimi man who project managed the website for eMHPrac, said ”Input from around the country has ensured WellMob was created for and by our mob. Reference groups of Indigenous health workers were set up in Larrakia (Darwin), Kaurna (Adelaide) and Bundjalung (Lismore NSW) country. They guided website development every step of the way”.
HealthInfoNet Director, Professor Neil Drew, said of the collaboration “It has resulted in a holistic website which will support mental as well as physical, cultural and spiritual health. It will allow health and community workers to confidently share useful online resources with their clients and communities”.
The new WellMob website is now available at https://wellmob.org.au/
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