News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Speaker focuses on alcohol and teenage brain

Wednesday 8 February 2017
Speaker focuses on alcohol and teenage brain


The effects of alcohol on the developing teenage brain will be explored in a series of upcoming free community events presented by neuroscience Educator Nathan Wallis.

Using current research to provide practical advice for supporting adolescents, the community events will be of particular interest to anyone involved with teenagers, organisers say.

Put together by Community and Public Health West Coast, West Coast Te Rito Family Violence Prevention Network, and Buller Family Whanau Violence Prevention Network, with support from the Health Promotion Agency and West REAP, the events will focus on how the teenage brain works and an understanding of how alcohol affects the developing brain.

Mr Wallis will also be presenting to year nine – 13 students in West Coast high schools during his week on the Coast.

The community events are as follows:
Monday 20 February in the Hari Hari Community Centre, at 7pm.
Tuesday 21 February, Regent Theatre, Hokitika, 6.30pm
Thursday 23 February, Reefton Area School, 4pm

For more information, contact Community and Public Health, 0800 456 121.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ Festival : The NZSO Goes To The Disco and more...

In the endless, anguished debates about how to make classical music more relevant to new audiences, proposals are often put forward to strip away certain elements – reduce the formality ... More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Charlotte Yates' Mansfield Project

Katherine Mansfield's vapid verses are of even less interest than her over-rated short stories, but Yates has risen to the challenge of producing a fascinating compilation album by a variety of musicians to accompany her poetry. More>>

Howard Davis: Dazed & Confused by Beats

Beats is both a coming-of-age tale and a romantic movie about endings, set to a nostalgic backdrop of the disappearing tail of the UK's illegal rave scene. More>>

Howard Davis: And The Oscar Goes To … Parasite
For its deliciously dark wit and genre-bending ingenuity, Bong Joon-ho's latest movie has just won four out of a potential six Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Director. Only ten foreign-language films have previously been nominated for Best Picture and none have won before. More>>

Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>

Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>

Over 150 Productions: NZ Fringe 2020 Has Launched

The upcoming festival will be held at 40 venues all over Wellington Region from 28 February to 21 March, and includes every genre possible—theatre, comedy, dance, music, clowning, cabaret, visual art, children’s shows and more! More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 


 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland