Closing the Gap
The Hunter Institute of Mental Health aligns itself with the goals of the National Closing the Gap Strategy.
Better outcomes in health, housing, education and employment are fundamental to having good social and emotional wellbeing. We recognise that we have a responsibility to closing the significant gap between these outcomes as experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples compared to those experienced by Australians as a whole.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of the land. As we work across Australia, we will respect the owners and custodians of the lands that we visit.
We will endeavour to create a workplace that is safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.
We will conduct meeting and consultations in ways that are safe and respectful of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We will consider how our planning and implementation of our programs can assist with Closing the Gap.