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Table 1 Settings and number of clients aged 4–17 years

From: Systems integration to promote the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: protocol for a community-driven continuous quality improvement approach

PHC Collaborator

Service Type

Area Descriptor

Child clients

% children with depression

Gurriny Yealamucka Aboriginal Health Service

Community Controlled PHC

Yarrabah, northern QLD. Outer regional. Discrete community


18% mod/ severe; 52% mild+b [56]

Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation

Community Controlled PHC

Casino, northern NSW. Inner regional. Integrated community


Not available

Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Government PHC

Inala, Brisbane, QLD. Major city suburb.


26%a [57]

  1. aInala = 26% of 15–24 year olds scored more than 9 on the adapted Patient Health Questionnaire (a-PHQ9)
  2. bGurriny = 18% of 15–24 year olds scored a-PHQ9 > 10; 52% > 5