Joint Approach for Wicked Problems

  4 November 2019 Funded by a $5 million dollar grant, key Indigenous leaders from across Australia held their inaugural meeting last month in Perth, charged with the task of finding innovative approaches to the complex problem of Indigenous wellbeing. Lead researcher Professor Pat Dudgeon, from the UWA Poche Centre and School of Indigenous Studies, said: “This multidisciplinary approach, which will investigate a range of initiatives to solve some of our country’s ‘wicked’ problems, is critical in improving the delivery of mental health services for Australia’s Indigenous population.” The grant, part of the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Million Minds Mission, follows calls for Indigenous mental health services that promote cultural values and empower service users. Researchers [...]