MASTER CLASS - BODY OF EVIDENCE

MAIN STAGE KEYNOTES

PARALLEL STREAM - A LIVING LIBRARY OF POSITIVE EDUCATION IN ACTION

PARALLEL STREAM - STRONGER, SAFER; BRIGHTER, BOLDER

PARALLEL STREAM - SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNINGCHOOLS

PARALLEL STREAM -WHOLE SCHOOL WELLBEING

PARALLEL STREAM - BUILDING HEALTHY SCHOOLSION

How do we talk to kids about puberty? About sex? About being gay? About recreational drug use or about binge drinking? Despite our best intentions, it can be a hard task to approach sensitive topics and  effectively support young people as they navigate their way through developmental stages and lifestyle choices.

 

In this keynote presentation, Sally will discuss some of the most effective ways in which teachers can talk mindfully and openly to young people about sensitive health issues.  She will look at how best we can support young people socially and emotionally and what practical information we can provide to offer a positive gateway to a healthy life. 

 

About Sally

Dr Sally Cockburn is a GP and health advocate - with a twist - while she practices part time in suburban Melbourne she is also known around Australia as ‘Dr Feelgood’, a high profile media presenter who champions sensitive issues and demystifies medicine.

Along with over 30 years clinical experience her 22 year media career spans every television network and Australia’s top radio networks. She spent 10 years as health presenter on Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton and her national radio sex and relationships program Pillowtalk was a trailblazing phenomenon in the 1990s . She also hosted her own talk back TV show on Channel 7. Currently she can be heard hosting her Sunday Night talk back radio program, Talking Health, on Melbourne’s radio 3AW. Sally is recipient of the radio industry’s award for best documentary and an MBF award for excellence in health journalist.

Behind the scenes, Sally is passionate about patient and community issues and is active in health policy and education at many levels. Sally is a Lifetime Australia Day Ambassador for Victoria and in 2010 Sally was inducted into the Victorian Women’s honour roll for harnessing the media to improve health communications. That same year she was also awarded the Monash Distinguished Alumni service award.

She has served as Chair of Family Planning Victoria,on the boards of Metropolitan Ambulance Service and Vichealth and also the Victorian Government’s Mental Health Reform Council and Sexual Health Task Force. She has also been a member of the Melbourne Zoo’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

Sally is patron or ambassador for many community organisations including Royal District Nursing service and Melbourne Osteoporosis Support Group. She is an Ambassador for Lort Smith Animal Hospital and a proud rescue dog owner.

No issue to delicate no problem to extreme - nothing fazes this doc: as she says - if she hasn’t seen or heard it she’s probably swabbed it. Tall buildings and speeding bullets would be next except she’s dead scared of the lycra tights.

If you are wondering how she does all this – you will be pleased to hear that her car is overdue for a service and she has a messy house.

 

SALLY COCKBURN (DR FEELGOOD) – CHOOSING LIFE

 

 

 

 

 

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