Evaluation of the Bringing them home and Indigenous mental health programs
3.4 SEWB RCs
The primary role of the SEWB RCs is to provide a range of workforce development support services to BTH Counsellors and Link-Up workers in their respective regions. They aim to provide a focal point for collecting data and information about the mental health status of their regional populations, develop and deliver appropriate training, develop and test partnership models, promote good practice and provide personal and professional support to Aboriginal mental health workers.
Following the initial funding allocation, in 1998-1999 these funds were reallocated to allow more flexible use of education and training funds outside of SEWB RCs.
3.4.1 Number and location of SEWB RCs
3.4.2 Funding conditions
3.4.3 Reporting requirements
3.4.4 National guidelines
3.4.1 Number and location of SEWB RCsThere are currently 14 SEWB RCs funded around Australia, including one in every capital city. These include two Centres in WA, one in SA, three in NT, two in NSW, three in Queensland, one in Victoria, one in Tasmania, and one in ACT.
Most of the SEWB RCs have been formed through partnerships between community-controlled health services, Aboriginal training providers, and post-secondary and tertiary training institutions.
3.4.2 Funding conditionsAll SEWB RCs operate according to four key objectives:
- development of information systems to clarify the level of emotional and social wellbeing need in the region and inform the operations of the SEWB RC
- provision of personal and professional support to health workforce
- development of curricula, and/or
- adaptation of curricula and/or
- delivery of training, and/or
- purchase/contracting training, and/or
- supporting, influencing or advocating for other agencies to meet training needs.
- development of appropriate cross-sector linkages and inter-agency co-operation.Top of page