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612, 2017

ABC: Our top West Australian on the love of her people and the power of self belief

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: Interviews, Media|Tags: , , , , , , , |

From ABC Radio Perth: Dr Tracy Westerman was named WA's Australian of the Year. She is a proud Njamal woman of the Pilbara, who's giving back to the communties she loves so much. Tracy is a psychologist who has spent more than two decades working to reduce mental illness in Aboriginal people and better understand why some communities have such high rates of suicide. She is teaching her [...]

2611, 2017

The West: Aboriginal psychologist Tracy Westerman crowned WA’s Australian of the Year for suicide prevention programs

By | November 26th, 2017|Categories: Media|

The 2018 WA Australian of the Year, Aboriginal psychologist Tracy Westerman. Picture: Ross Swanborough Working with communities that have high rates of suicide, Tracy Westerman knows hopelessness and marginalisation can be deadly. The Aboriginal psychologist, who delivers suicide prevention programs in remote areas, was this week crowned WA’s Australian of the Year. She wants Aboriginal teenagers struggling to find hope for the future to know such [...]

2611, 2017

Yahoo!7: Psychologist WA Australian of the Year

By | November 26th, 2017|Categories: Media|

A psychologist who delivered culturally-appropriate suicide intervention programs to remote Aboriginal communities has won the WA Australian of the Year award. Njamal woman Tracy Westerman, who founded Indigenous Psychological Services in 1998 to address high rates of mental illness among Aboriginal people, knocked out boxing champion Danny Green for the honour. Green was recognised for establishing the Coward's Punch Campaign to raise awareness, particularly among young men, about [...]

2311, 2017

ABC: Psychologist Tracy Westerman and football star Sam Kerr among WA Australians of the Year

By | November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Media|

PHOTO: Tracy Westerman has worked for two decades to reduce mental illness in Aboriginal people. (Supplied: NADC) Aboriginal psychologist Tracy Westerman has been named Western Australia's 2018 Australian of the Year. Njamal woman Dr Westerman has spent more than two decades working to reduce mental illness in Aboriginal people and ensure minimum standards of cultural competence in her profession. Born in the Pilbara, she studied psychology [...]

1611, 2017

Busselton-Dunsborough Times: 2018 Western Australia Award nominees announced

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Media|

Western Australia’s top achievers have been recognised for their achievements in the community. On Thursday, the Western Australia Award nominees were announced for a range of honours. The list includes Western Australia’s Australian of the Year, Western Australia’s Senior Australian of the Year, Western Australia’s Young Australian of the Year and Western Australia’s Local Hero awards. The nominees for the the state’s Australian of the Year award are [...]

1803, 2010

Aboriginal Mental Health and Suicide Prevention – Dr Tracy Westerman at SPINZ National Symposium

By | March 18th, 2010|Categories: Interviews, Media|Tags: , , |

This interview was shared by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (MHF). For more information, please visit http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz https://youtu.be/bn1QjGn4xnM

“I am living proof of why a young person should never let anyone convince them that they aren’t capable of earning their dreams.”

Dr Tracy Westerman