The resources provided below are designed to develop further understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, and how to deliver culturally appropriate healthcare.
Local Training | Hope Community Services
HOPE is committed to contributing to the development of healthy and inclusive communities in Australia. This includes building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the benefit of all Australians. We are committed to the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to culturally appropriate services, designed in a collaborative manner that addresses local community needs and supports individual and community health and wellbeing. 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
Registered Cultural Awareness and Safety Training Providers
Cultural Awareness Training Register
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
Great Southern Institute of Technology
08 9892 8888
Western Desert Puntukurnuparna Aboriginal Corporation
08 9037 1100
WAGPET Cultural Awareness Training
Remote Area Health Corps
08 8942 1650
Cultural Wealth Community Health
Rural Health West developed this publication is 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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