Developing a resource for participatory health research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people with mental-ill health
Co-designed by First Nations researchers and people with lived experience of mental health, this project demonstrates best practice for community-led co-design in health research.
The research team developed a video series about inclusive co-design, in collaboration with key leaders in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) community, and people with lived-experience of mental ill-health.
This project was supported by an MDHS Diversity and Inclusion Grant 2021.
Dr Jennifer Bibb, ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation
Mr Phillip Orcher, ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation
Mr Josh Moorhouse, Lived Experience Co-design Researcher
Ms Caroline Tjung, ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation
Professor Victoria Palmer, Melbourne Medical School and Head of Co-Design Living Lab at ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation
The videos outline key aspects to consider when working with First Nations communities such as understanding that one person is not reflective of everyone within that community, and that building trust takes time.
The researchers hope that the videos will help staff and students in the Faculty to genuinely engage with ATSI communities, and people with lived experience of mental ill health, across their health research activities and work with diverse communities.
Part 1 – The central role of trust and relationships in co-design
Part 2 – Diversity within lived-experience in co-design
Part 3 – Inclusion and Diversity within mob co-design