The National Cultural Educator and Cultural Mentor Network held its first workshop for 2019 in Cairns on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 March.
The event was attended by cultural educators, mentors and leaders from across Australia and the Torres Strait, with the focus on Torres Strait Islander people’s culture, heritage and services.
GP Synergy supported 14 participants from our Aboriginal Cultural Education Unit, Cultural Mentors Advisory Group (pictured), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Committee and a GP Synergy trainee.
The event included guest speaker Adjunct Associate Professor Phillip Mills who was interviewed by Professor Jacinta Elston about his personal and professional experiences and challenges in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, including what being a leader was like and how the past has shaped Aboriginal health and leadership today.
There were fabulous cultural performances including the Welcome to Country.
The event provided a great opportunity to share information about engaging and supporting GP registrars in Aboriginal health training posts.