Vaping - what parents and carers need to know

– Thursday 10 November 2022

P&C Federation is co-hosting this webinar with NSW Health and the NSW Department of Education to help parents and carers understand more about the facts on the health risks of e-cigarette use (vaping). You will learn about where to find more information including the NSW Government’s ‘Do you know what you’re vaping?’ campaign and Vaping Toolkit.

Webinar Presentation Slides

Natalie Walker

President, P&C Federation NSW

Natalie Walker is the Far West Councillor & elected President of NSW P&C Federation. She resides in Forbes, Central West NSW, with her husband and two children who attend Forbes High School. Natalie is also an active member of Forbes High School P&C Association, currently in the role of Secretary.

As a passionate advocate for (and product of) public education, Natalie is deeply committed through her professional and volunteer work to ensuring all children and young people get the best start in life. Based in NSW, this means her effort is focussed on strengthening the foundations of key organisations – and particularly the NSW P&C Federation – as valuable stakeholders, partners and contributors to NSW public schools and the system they operate in.

Dr Bronwyn Milne

Head of Department Adolescent Medicine, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Staff Specialist Paediatrician and Addiction Medicine Specialist

Dr Bronwyn Milne is a general paediatrician and addiction medicine specialist, who has been working with adolescents for almost two decades. She has been instrumental in setting up the CICADA Drug and Alcohol Service, and is now the Head of the Department of Adolescent Medicine at Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. Bronwyn is passionate about helping young people to improve their general health and wellbeing and fulfil their potential in every sphere of life.

Dr Kerry Chant, AO PSM

Chief Health Officer and Deputy Secretary, Population and Public Health, NSW Ministry of Health

Dr Kerry Chant is a public health physician, Chief Health Officer for New South Wales (NSW) and Deputy Secretary, Population and Public Health, NSW Ministry of Health. Dr Chant has extensive public health experience, having held a range of senior public health positions in NSW since 1991. She has a particular interest in bloodborne virus infections, communicable disease prevention and control, and Indigenous health.

Renee West

PDHPE Curriculum Advisor 7-12, NSW Department of Education

Renee is a PDHPE teacher who has more than 20 years’ experience with the Department of Education. Renee identifies and delivers targeted programs and services to support schools to implement PDHPE curriculum, policies, priorities and programs. As part of this role she leads, implements and evaluates professional learning programs and resources to support the implementation of NSW PDHPE syllabuses, addressing a range of health, safety and wellbeing issues, including consent and vaping.

Dr Michael Bowden

Senior Clinical Advisor, Child and Youth Mental Health, NSW Health, Senior Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist