Free event with Dolly Doctor for parents with teens

The face behind Dolly Doctor, author Melissa Kang.  Photo courtesy News.com.

Dr Melissa Kang, also known as the former Dolly Doctor medical consultant, will host a free educational session for parents on tackling common teen issues.

Dr Kang is the renowned teen health author behind the iconic Dolly Doctor column.

The educational session, presented by Western Sydney Local Health District’s Youth Health team, is called Help Understanding Teens. It will support parents in tackling issues their teens may be facing such as cyber bullying, physical health and mental development.

Various health professionals will also attend to talk about adolescent development, nutrition and physical activity, drugs and alcohol, sexual health and sexuality, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI) matters, mental wellness and crisis intervention.

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) youth health worker Sarah-Jane Allen encouraged parents or carers of a young person aged 10-18 to attend.

“Many parents of teenagers are unsure where to get advice and often use Dr Google to troubleshoot any issues,” Sarah-Jane said.

“It’s tough being a parent and can be ever tougher when you have a teenager, so come along and get some of your questions answered.”

The event will be held at the Western Area Adolescent Team Centre (Buran Close) Mount Druitt on 31 October from 9am – 4:30pm.

RSVP essential. Contact Sarah-Jane by Wednesday 23 October on 9881 1230 or Sarah-Jane.Allen@health.nsw.gov.au