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Cultural Safety and Diversity: Taking Your Practice to a New Level

Each of us arrives to our role with various values and beliefs that are unique and important to us. Clients also have their own set of values and beliefs that are important to them. This often causes a clash. What this workshop will do is guide you to provide the support and care that meets the client’s needs in a way that maintains their and your personal, social and cultural identity.



Each of us have values and beliefs that are unique and important to us. Clients also have unique values and beliefs which may differ or potentially clash from our own. This workshop will guide you to provide support and care that meets the client’s needs in a way that maintains their personal, social, and cultural identity and dignity, as well as your own. (Please note: This workshop will not teach you about other cultures, it will help you to explore your own cultural worldview in relation to others)

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Explore your own personal identity, culture, and worldview

  • Understand your own personal identity, culture, and worldview

  • Identify and discuss the challenges when worldviews clash

  • Understand cultural awareness and sensitivity in relation to supporting others

  • How you can provide culturally safe support/care for others

Let's Get Real

  • Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs

  • Working with whānau

  • Working with Māori

  • Challenging discrimination

  • Maintaining professional and personal development

Facilitated by Dr Chris Taua

PhD, RN, BN, MN(Distinction), PGC(MH), CAdTch, FNZCMHN

Chris is a registered nurse by profession with a background in mental health. She has over 25 years' experience in health/disability sectors. Her education portfolio includes mental health, disability, ethics and boundaries, communication and de-escalation, collaborative note writing, and culturally safe practice. Her PhD explored the mental health inpatient experiences of people with intellectual disability and she continues to publish on this and other topics including cultural diversity/cultural safety. She is currently Director and primary Consultant for ‘Pumahara Consultants, Personal and Professional Development Specialists’ and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer role with The University of Queensland as well as other teaching roles with Universities around New Zealand and Australia.


Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
Catering: Refreshments provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Only one person may view a webinar session per registration.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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