Other events in Cairns

Hacking the brain

Wheelchair Accessible Venue
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 6pm | Start time 6:30pm | End time 8pm
2019 Salt House, Marina Point, 6/2 Pierpoint Road, Cairns City,
Cairns 4870
Why should we talk to kids about gambling? How can yoga change our minds?

Time for the talk: Gambling and kids

Erika Langham (Lecturer - Health Promotion, Central Queensland University)
Kids are being bombarded with messages about gambling through sport, TV, and social media. We will look at what effect this is having on them and explain why just like sex, drugs, and alcohol, you should be talking to kids about gambling too.

Erika Langham is a lecturer in health promotion, and has been researching gambling and its impacts for the last eight years. Her other research examines how the environments we live, work, learn, and play in affect our health.

Social workers should love yoga – really?

Dr Jo Mensinga (Lecturer, James Cook University)
Why is it important for social workers to understand how the mind and body work together? Can it inform the way they help others? What about the impact on their own wellbeing? Join us to experience how 'trauma-sensitive yoga' can help.

Dr Mensinga has been a social worker for 35 years and has practised yoga since she was 14. She has recently completed her PhD exploring social workers' understanding how the body impacts their work. She also facilitates trauma sensitive yoga classes.