Community resources

Community resources

If you're finding it difficult to understand or discuss the issues of racism, injustice, discrimination and privilege, DocPlay have compiled a list of "ten important documentaries to watch about race instead of asking a person of colour to explain things for you."

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  • The Journey Home program from Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS) in South Australia aims to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of young Aboriginal people who are involved with the youth justice system. In this video, the Journey Home team share their experiences of supporting young Aboriginal people with psychosis and their families.
  • The VIC NAIDOC Week concert featured Uncle Archie Roach, Uncle Kutcha Edwards, Troy Cassar-Daley, Alice Skye, Djirri Djirri, Lady Lash, Scott Darlow, Mau Power, Allara and One Fire Aboriginal Dance Company. The concert was co-hosted by Shiralee Hood and Dion Williams and included messages from Elders N’arweet Dr Carolyn Briggs AM, Aunty Alice Kolasa, Aunty Pam Pederson and Uncle Shane Clarke. Watch the concert here.
  • The Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association (AIPA) have published a statement in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter. Read the statement on their website.
  • The Australian Psychological Society have published position statement  on the #BlackLivesMatter. Read the statement on their website.
  • The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service have extended the operating hours of the Yarning
    Safe 'n' Strong
    crisis hotline (1800 95 95 63) to operate seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
  • Why explaining racism to white Australians can be 'exhausting', Mridula Amin for ABC News. Read the article.
  • The G.R.A.I.N Store and Kaiela Arts are celebrating local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists with their new exhibition: Always Was, Always Will Be. Find out more.
  • The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) are committed to providing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit the VACCA website.
  • VACCA are providing COVID-19-related information on their website.
  • VACCA have launched Music with the Mob, a new online music program open to all. New episodes are released each week. Watch on Facebook or YouTube.
  • Common Ground are an Aboriginal- led organisation that captures and share Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and lived experiences. Read their article on the Barunga Statement and Agreement.
  • Willum Warrain's Deadly Kids youth group hosts cultural activities for Koori kids aged 8-4 years old, their siblings, parents and carers. 
  • In acknowledgement of Men's Health Week, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) have published 30 years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male health strategies and recommendations Read them on the NACCHO website.
  • Professor Marcia Langton AO was recently featured on ABC News to call for government action on racism in Australia, watch the feature below.  Professor Langton is co-supervisor to Orygen's First Nations PhD students.           
  • Aca

Academic resources

Cave L, Shepherd CCJ, Cooper MN, Zubrick SR. Racial discrimination and the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: Does the timing of first exposure matter?. SSM Popul Health. 2019;9:100492. Published 2019 Oct 7.

Macedo DM, Smithers LG, Roberts RM, Paradies Y, Jamieson LM. Effects of racism on the socio-emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal Australian children. Int J Equity Health. 2019;18(1):132. Published 2019 Aug 22.

Priest N, Paradies Y, Stewart P, Luke J. Racism and health among urban Aboriginal young people. BMC Public Health. 2011;11:568. Published 2011 Jul 15. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-568