Supporting young women and girls with a healthy start to life

The Melbourne School of Health Sciences hosted a thought-provoking panel event on Wednesday 6 March, in early celebration of International Women’s Day.

The event titled ‘Supporting young women and girls with a health start to life’, part of our MSHS Presents series, featured leading author, educator, podcaster, TEDx speaker, and parenting counsellor Lael Stone as guest speaker alongside panelists Professor Alicia Spittle, Department of Physiotherapy, Professor Angela Morgan, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, and Professor Lou Harms, Department of Social Work.

Lael spoke about the importance of practicing self-care, setting boundaries and role modelling emotional awareness for the children and young people in our lives. The panelists, with Lael, continued the discussion by sharing reflections on their own experiences, both personal and professional, with meaningful contribution to the discussion from the audience.

Thanks to the Healthy Start to Life research hub champions, Dr Tara FitzGerald, Dr Gemma McKibbin and Dr Ruth Braden for organising this event.

Healthy start to life event summary collage