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Improve your long game

Improve your long game is a sun protection program that was originally developed by Cancer Council NSW for NSW golf clubs . It aims to improve the sun protection behaviours among recreational golfers and specifically targets men over the age of 40.

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Cancer Council research shows sun mistakes putting Aussies at risk

With the UV index at extreme levels and many Australians aiming to beat the nationwide heatwave, Cancer Council Australia is reminding Australians to be vigilant about their sun protection. 

Nikki Kayatz-Monahan

Nikki has worked in nursing and community support for over 4 years and is currently undertaking a double degree in Nursing and Paramedics where she is in her third year at the ACU. Her time in community and disability support saw her work across varying needs from social support to high needs behaviours. Nikki brings these skills and expertise across to her role in delivering the Cancer Council ACT SunSmart and Tobacco Cessation programs to schools, workplaces and across the community through education and individual sessions.

In the new Guide to the National Quality Standard, under Quality Area 3 (Physical environment) is Reg 114 Outdoor Space- Shade. It states that each education and care service premises must include adequate shaded areas to protect children from overexposur

Adequate shade provides good UV protection in high use areas at peak UV times. The sun’s UV is most intense during the middle of the day (between 10 – 3pm). Where do most children play during this time? That area has a priority for shade.

ASSAD Survey 2017 Findings

When it comes to better understanding sun protection behaviour and attitudes among ACT teenagers, the only local, reliable and consistent data (evidence) we have to go on is the Australian Secondary Student’s Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) Survey.

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