Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide!

It’s been very warm lately, so we thought it was a good time to remind everyone about Sun Safety. After a visit from the Cancer Council,the Words & Actions group reported back on what they had learned:

On Tuesday 21st November a lady names Jill from the Cancer Council came to visit the Moonah venue to talk to use about sun safety.

We learned that if the UV is over 3 you need to slip on a hat, slop on some sunscreen, slap on a hat, seek shade and slide on some sunnies. The UV rays cannot be seen or felt and they can even damage you skin on cool and cloudy days. Sun protection is most needed from mid-September to mid-April in Tasmania. We also learned that if you have a mole that is changing or getting bigger you should get it checked by a doctor.

  • Corey Geard, Bridget Coyle, Louise Pickering, Toumani Lovell-Merrett and Gabbie Eastley

Many other groups joined on the day to learn, and Jill also spoke a bit about other ways we can stay healthy and prevent cancer. Participants had some great questions for Jill, which she answered, and engaged everyone in discussion about Sun Safety and healthy eating.

If you want to check what the daily UV rating is, the Cancer Council have a SunSmart App available on the App Store.

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