Djirra’s recommendations RCVMH

The Royal Commission into Family Violence recognised that family violence is a key driver of poor mental health.

Djirra’s submission (that you can read and download here):

  • shares what we have learnt from many years of working on the ground at the frontline with Aboriginal women who experience family violence, including the intersecting systems and structural drivers that contribute to poor mental health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women;
  • provides a deeper understanding of the complex and unique barriers that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women face when seeking to access the mental health system; and
  • highlights the critical role that Djirra plays in supporting Aboriginal women on their journey to social and emotional wellbeing through culturally safe access to early intervention and prevention and wraparound support.

Djirra recommends (click the image to download a pdf version):