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  1. Simone Montgomery – Mental Health Coordinating Council Building the Aboriginal Workforce in the Community Mental Health Sector

  2. ACIMH Purpose • Increase Aboriginal employment in the community mental health sector • Build the capacity of community mental health organisations to employ and support Aboriginal workers • Build the capacity of community mental health organisations to engage with and better support Aboriginal communities and people • Assist Aboriginal people to develop the skills and requirements to work in the community mental health sector • Increase Aboriginal engagement with vocational training.

  3. AEU Aboriginal Employment Unit DEC (funder) Organisational level Sector / System level Government level SF Mission MHCC DEEWR (funder) UCMH Bensoc Traineeship level Richmond PRA Neami New horizon Anglicare Aftercare Lyndon

  4. Mid Project Evaluation • Increased Aboriginal employment • Built capacity of participating organisations • Assisted trainees to build skills and knowledge in mental health sector • Increase trainee engagement with VET • Starting to have impacts on engaging Aboriginal consumers and communities • Challenges – Momentum/ work study balance