First Nations parents and carers

This topic has been put together to provide some information about holistic ways to support your young people’s social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB). In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, we take a ‘whole of life’ view of health and SEWB, rather than using terms like ‘mental health’ or ‘mental illness’.

Image of an Aboriginal mother and father sitting out the front of their house with their two kids. They are all smiling and look at something off camera.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

Image of a mother and her two teens laughing together in their lounge room.

Culture, race and teenagers