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NAIDOC week - Heal Country, heal our nation: Expert Insights for Health Professionals

Event Details


30 June 2021 6:00pm – 7:30pm




GPs, Allied Health Professionals




Online via Zoom

Key Presenter/s:

  • Vicki McKenna - Head of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Network, Black Dog Institute; and Lived Experience Representative
  • David Edwards - Co-Director WellMob Aboriginal Mental Health project, University of Sydney
  • Leilani Darwin - Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy, Black Dog Institute
  • Dr Carol Newall – Facilitator and Clinical Psychologist  


This year’s NAIDOC week theme is Heal Country, heal our nation. Incorporated into this theme is the concept that Country is inherent to identity and that it more than a place; it sustains lives in every aspect - spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally. As health professionals, understanding of Country and its connection to the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is crucial to connect with and provide appropriate care for these patients.  

Join this Expert Insights session, brought to you by Black Dog Institure, as they discuss the notion of Country, the importance of social and emotional wellbeing and the impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders wellbeing when these things are unbalanced. They will also discuss resources and tools you can use in your practice and, talk about what meaningful change in this area may look like.

Certificates are provided on completion for professionals to self report for CPD points.

Register here 

RSVP date:

30 June 2021