Meet Tina, our Regional Education Officer for the Midwest

 

CCWA: How long have you been working for CCWA?

Tina: I’ve been working for CCWA since the end of January 2017 and it’s been a wonderful experience so far. The culture is so positive and it's humbling to know the WA community trust and place value in what CCWA do.

 

CCWA: Tell us a little about yourself…

Tina: I completed an undergraduate degree in Health Promotion at Curtin University. Spending twelve years living and working in the Kimberley region influenced my decision to choose Health Promotion and played a large part in shaping who I am today. Health Promotion considers the underlying determinants that influence health, such as; the environment, the economy, social relationships, biomedical factors and individual behaviour. By considering these factors, programs can be tailored to suit the community.

My family and I moved to Geraldton in 2008 and we enjoy the uniqueness that the Midwest region has to offer. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, experimenting in the kitchen and enjoying the natural beauty of the Midwest!

 

CCWA: What do you love most about your role?

Tina: I love that I get to make a positive difference in the health of the community. I get to work with all age groups over a variety of topics within the community including nutrition, physical activity, SunSmart, healthy lifestyles and specific cancers.

The variety of topics and the diversity of the community are the aspects that I really enjoy.

 

CCWA: What kind of services can you help the people of the Midwest with?

Tina: My role focuses on the education, prevention and early detection of cancer. The services I provide include;

• Working with local agencies to help change their policies and practices to promote healthy lifestyle choices

• Delivering seminars, workshops or education sessions on cancer prevention and early detection to a range of audiences, including community organisations, workplaces, schools, general practitioners, Aboriginal health workers, Aboriginal liaison officers, health promotion professionals and allied health workers

• Promotion and support of our SunSmart Schools, SunSmart Centres and the Crunch&Sip® programs

• Providing access to Cancer Council WA’s range of cancer prevention information and educational resources.

 

CCWA: How can people best get in touch with you?

Tina: You can contact me by calling 9956 2406 or emailing tpendlebury@cancerwa.asn.au

 

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