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Cultural Awareness Training

It is recommended that medical and health professionals undertake cultural awareness and safety training. Please follow the links below for more information

The resources provided below are designed to develop further understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, and how to deliver culturally appropriate healthcare.

Aboriginal Insights

Founder Jolleen Hicks is committed to Closing the Gaps through her Cultural Awareness and Engagement workshops. Presenting to Business, Health, Education and Community sectors, bringing awareness and understanding especially to those that work within these communities directly. Read more here.

Strong Spirit Strong Mind

Strong Spirit Strong Mind promotes the uniqueness of Aboriginal culture as a central strength in guiding efforts to manage and reduce mental health and alcohol and other drug related harms in Aboriginal communities.  Read more here.

Online Cultural Awareness and Safety Training

Aboriginal Cultural Orientation Plan for Health Professionals

WA Country Health Service, Disability Services Commission and Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health

An Introduction to Cross-Cultural Awareness
Why Warriors

‘After Sorry’
iCAT Online Cultural Awareness Training

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Registered Cultural Awareness and Safety Training Providers

Cultural Awareness Training Register
Reconciliation Australia

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA)
08 9227 1631

Indigenous Services Australia
08 9368 6857

Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office
08 9370 0333

Cancer Council of Western Australia
Aboriginal Cultural Safety in Palliative Care
08 9382 9300

Department of Aboriginal Affairs 
Freecall: 1300 651 077

Kimberley Institute of Technology 
08 9892 8888

WAGPET Cultural Awareness Training

Remote Area Health Corps
08 8942 1650

Cultural Wealth Community Health

Rural Health West developed this publication as an introduction to cultural awareness for health professionals working with and caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Western Australia. In the hope of achieving better health outcomes, the resource raises awareness about mutual respect and cultural understanding which underpins all aspects of the development of strong relationships with Indigenous patients and communities. The resource is available online, if you would prefer a hard copy please contact Rural Health West or download an order form.

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