Talking to your kids about sex (gasp!)

Does the idea of talking to your children about sex fill you with dread? Or are you keen to open up a conversation (or a few conversations!) but don’t know how? Are you worried about what children are exposed to online and/or about pornography? Recall how you learnt about sex – was it helpful or not? What would you like to do differently with your children? What would you like them to know that you didn’t? So. Many. Questions! Parents/caregivers have a very important role to play in educating children and young people about sexuality and relationships, not just schools or the Internet. Children are naturally curious about bodies and sex (and sometimes ask lots of awkward questions), and of

Frocktober for ovarian cancer

In the month of October, staff member Melanie ran a campaign for Frocktober ( and raised over $1400. What is Frocktober? Frocktober is an annual event run by the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF; to raise much needed funds (research is severely underfunded) and awareness about ovarian cancer. It began in 2007 with 8 women sitting around a table at a 24-hour diner in Geelong, and raised $200. It has grown significantly to be an annual event whereby anyone can start a campaign during the month of October. Each day in October Melanie wore a dress, uploading it along with a fact about ovarian cancer to Facebook. On some days, her

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