Baribunmani Wanyi Ngay Aboriginal Youth Program

Baribunmani Wanyi Ngay is our Aboriginal Youth program and translates to “I dreamed of you”. The program has been created to inspire and encourage students to reach for their dreams, all while promoting future career paths within health.


Baribunmani Wanyi Ngay is aimed at Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander high school students in Year 8 to year 12.


The long-term objective of the program is to increase the number of Aboriginal people employed in the Health workforce in the NSW North Coast, thereby improving the cultural safety of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


We offer fun and interactive half day sessions at our UCRH sites.  We want high school students to feel at ease in a tertiary learning environment and hear from local Aboriginal Community members who are currently working within health.


Session program (each session changes to suit the ages/ interests of the students)

10.00am- Welcome to country

10:10am- Overview of the day

10:20am -Simulation skills session 1

10:50am- Simulation skills session 2

11:20am- Morning tea

11:40am- Panel of local Aboriginal Health workers in a variety of roles speaking about their career journey

12:10pm- Interactive activity with students

12:45pm- health careers clips/ quiz

1:00pm- lunch


To register your school to attend a session, or for any additional information please call Marcelle Townsend-Cross, 0427 022 478 or email Tara Bayles,