Cultural Safety Training in Strong Demand

Image above: Delta Kay, from Explore Byron Bay, Arakwal Bundjalung country, leading a cultural training session –

Be quick to register for upcoming Cultural Safety Training Commencing in June this year, Healthy North Coast has held Cultural Safety Training on Yaegl, Bundjalung and Birpai countries. The comprehensive series is designed to increase local cultural awareness and develop practical skills to enable health professionals to deliver culturally safe healthcare to their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. The training was developed in response to the North Coast PHN 2021 Community Survey where 32% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants said they stopped or delayed getting health care because they were unable to access culturally safe services. Ensuring your practice is culturally safe is essential to increasing First Nation Peoples access to health services and in turn, closing the gap. The training is designed specifically for clinicians and comprises of three modules, commencing with two online self-paced learning modules and concluding with a half day interactive workshop and immersive on country experience that adds a deeply enriching opportunity for participants. Healthy North Coast Senior Manager for First Nations and Population Health, Hilton Naden said the workshops focus on historical facts and the treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the past. “These issues and many more are addressed in a hope of reconciliation,” said Mr Naden. There is a lack of understanding and appreciation of the Aboriginal community which leads to discriminatory views, with Aboriginal issues often being an afterthought. The workshops aren’t about blame or guilt, they are about how better to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s cultural & social determinants and how to get support in these areas. Cultural Safety Training is delivered in partnership with Ochre and Salt and Corporate Culcha, the training combines both self-paced online and face-to-face learning with RACGP and ACRRM accredited for 6.5 CPD hours.   Register for upcoming Cultural Safety Training:
  • Wednesday 20 September – Gumbaynggirr Country – Bellingen
  • Thursday 21 September – Dunghutti Country – South West Rocks
  Register at or if you have any questions please email [email protected]