Our Mob Space is AIVL’s way of developing a space where we can share what we have learnt from a Learning Review process and through consultations with key stakeholders. Below are some resources AIVL has created as well as resources created by other orgs that we have found so far. If you find something that would be good for us to share with Mob, let us know. We want this resource to grow and meet changing needs. At AIVL, we love a good yarn, so if you know any way we can improve on what we have done, please contact us.
At AIVL, we recognise we are only at the beginning of having an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island People’s culture and ways. We want to go beyond a mere understanding or appreciation to actively celebrate, side by side, with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peers. We ask for guidance and support as we are ready to learn.
AIVL is proud to present “Always Was, Always Will Be Our NSP”. This info series was co-designed with Mob who use NSPs. You can print these posters and add a personalised message at the bottom for example: "Our NSP is on Ngunnawal Land".
OUR NSP - INFO Series
Australian Indigenous Healthinfonet Alcohol and other Drugs Knowledge Centre
The Australian Indigenous Healthinfonet Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre is funded through the Australian Government Department of Health through the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme. The Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme aims to improve the health of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a variety of comprehensive activities focused on local health needs as well as targeted activities addressing geographic and specific disease processes, including alcohol and other drug use.
The AODconnect app was created for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug (AOD) workforce or any health professional working in the AOD sector looking for a culturally appropriate service. It helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to find culturally appropriate support for alcohol and other drug use. You can find a service by state, territory or region through an interactive map; alphabetical listing; or type of treatment.
Strong Spirit Stong Mind
Produced by the Government of Western Australia Mental Health Commission, Strong Spirit Strong Mind promotes the uniqueness of Aboriginal culture as a central strength in guiding efforts to manage and reduce mental health and alcohol and other drug-related harms. Within its section on blood borne viruses section topics include What is a BBV?, How can I get a BBV?, Prevention, and Treatment.
Young, Deadly and Free
A website by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Flinders University, and the Australian Government Department of Health. There are resources for young people in remote Aboriginal communities, as well as resources for Elders, parents, youth workers and other community leaders – with tips on how the whole community can work with young people to encourage STI and BBV testing, and knockout STIs and BBVs.
"AIVL acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of Australia and the Torres Strait. We respect all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their culture. We also pay our respects to Elders past and present, with particular acknowledgement to the Ngunnawal people, the traditional custodians of the land where our office is located."