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.
This webinar will answer your questions about vaping:
- What are the harms of vaping?
- What is the impact of nicotine on young people?
- What are signs to look out for to know my child is vaping?
- What are the sources of support to quit nicotine (smoking and vaping)?
- What can I do to support my child?
- Is the sale of vapes legal? What is the situation for children under 18 years of age?
- What are schools doing to address vaping?
The following panel will be at the webinar to share information and answer your questions:
- Dr Kerry Chant, Chief Health Officer and Deputy Secretary, Population and Public Health, NSW Ministry of Health
- Renee West, PDHPE Curriculum Advisor 7-12, NSW Department of Education
- Dr Bronwyn Milne, Head of Department Adolescent Medicine, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Staff Specialist Paediatrician and Addiction Medicine Specialist
P&C Federation President Natalie Walker will facilitate the webinar.
At the conclusion of the presentation, there will be the opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the panel.
Registrations are now open for this webinar. If you can’t attend, the webinar will be recorded, and all registrants will be notified once the recording is available for viewing.
We look forward to you joining this webinar and encourage you to promote the webinar through your local school communities.
President, P&C Federation
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 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.
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 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 Michael Bowden
Senior Clinical Advisor, Child and Youth Mental Health, NSW Health, Senior Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist