Webinar 73 – How to be a Good Ally to First Nations Peoples

Webinar 73 – How to be a Good Ally to First Nations Peoples

Black Dog Institute Webinar

Sydney, NSW

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

13 August 2024

Black Dog Institute


Black Dog Institute
(02) 9382 4530

Many of us know something about the post colonisation history of Australia and most have some understanding of the transgenerational impact that history has had on our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. Nonetheless it is often difficult to know what we need to do and how we need to be as clinicians in order to respect indigenous culture and behave as allies to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and clients. Many of us have done “cultural awareness” training and even adjusted our workplaces to make Indigenous people feel comfortable but what other changes do we need to make in order to be good allies?

In this webinar, Dr. Jan Orman, Mim Weber (WellMob) and Angela Sheridan (WellMob) will discuss how clinicians can be good allied to their First Nations patients.

Presenter: Angela Sheridan

Angela Sheridan is a Wiradjuri woman from central NSW. She grew up in Lismore, Widjabul Wyabul country in the Bundjalung Nation of northern NSW. Angela was involved in the original health and community worker yarning circles which informed the community led participatory research and development of the WellMob project. Now she is a project officer in the WellMob team and manages social media content creation as well as project officer in the Indigenous Public Health team in the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, at Sydney University.

Presenter: Dr Mim Weber

Dr Mim Weber (PhD) is a Social Worker with 13 years in Mental Health policy, programs, and training in Northern NSW, Bundjalung Country. Prior to that she worked in child and family health and eating disorders. She has also worked in South Australia and in the Pilbara in Western Australia in education, disability, health, and welfare positions. She has worked with WellMob since July 2022.

This webinar is designed for GPs, GP registrars, psychologists, and allied mental health practitioners, or any other health professional with an interest in improving outcomes for patients with mental health conditions.

RACGP CPD Accredited Activity – 0.5 CPD hour (Educational Activities)