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Help-seeking among Indigenous Australian adolescents: Exploring attitudes, behaviours and barriers

This yourtown study provides insight into the barriers facing Indigenous young people from seeking professional help for emotional and/or psychological problems, and the strategies that youth counselling services can take to encourage formal help-seeking among this group. The findings draw on qualitative feedback from 60 Indigenous young people, aged 10-24 years, from metropolitan, regional and rural Australia. Research findings were also published in the peer-reviewed Youth Studies Australia Journal. (This peer-reviewed article is made available with the permission of the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies).

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