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1 Your STAY SAFE IN THE SUN Sun Awareness Pack 2009 Attached you will find some resources which you can use freely. The posters and display material can be enlarged to A3 size using a printer/copier which takes A3 paper and is able to convert to A3 printing from A4. Some posters/material can be downloaded direct from recommended websites Public Health Development Unit

2 STAY SAFE IN THE SUN SLIP! SLAP! SLOP! SLAM! STAY! SIP!

3 Instructions for Display: 1. Print on A4 or use fit to paper - A3 - for larger version 2. Cut around shapes 3. Laminate and apply Velcro stickies for poster boards SLIP ON A SHIRT!! SLAP ON A HAT!!

4 SLOP ON SUNSCREEN!! SLAM ON SUNGLASSES!!

5 STAY IN THE SHADE!! SIP LOTS OF WATER!!

6 SUNNY DAYS QUIZ! It is summertime and the days are hotting up. It is important to look after yourself and your skin in the sun. See how much you already know by ticking the correct answer to the questions below: 1. If I wear sunscreen, I can stay in the sun as long as I want True False 2. The hottest part of the day is a. 11am to 3pm b. 8am to 11 am c. 8pm to 11pm 3. It is a very hot day. At midday, I should a. Go swimming outside to cool off b. Seek shade and limit time in the sun c. Have a nap in the sun 4. When wearing a sunscreen rated SPF 15 or higher, I should reapply it about every a. 30 seconds b. 2 days c. 2 hours 5. It is fine to stay outside in the pool all day if you wear a T-shirt True False 6. Even if you are not thirsty, you should regularly drink plenty of a. tea or coffee b. beer c. water or fruit juice 7. Getting sunburnt a. can double your risk of skin cancer b. is OK because then it turns to tan c. is this summer s hottest fashion accessory 8. In addition to a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher, you should also wear a. a decent pair of flippers and a snorkel b. a wide-brimmed sunhat, loose clothing and a protective set of sunglasses c. a good quality teletubby outfit Now see how many you have got right!

7 SUNNY DAYS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. False: Sunscreen products do not provide total protection form UV rays. 2. a. This is when you should seek shade as the sun is at its strongest 11am-3pm 3. b. 4. c. 5. False: UV rays easily go through a white cotton T-shirt, especially if you are in the pool and it is wet 6. c. 7. a. 8. b.

8 STAY SAFE IN THE SUN!

9 SUNSCREEN INFORMATION Use factor the higher the better Ensure it is water resistant Apply ideally minutes before going out in the sun Reapply every 2 hours or more often if washed or rubbed off Ensure it has a valid use by date Cheaper brands are just as good Stay in the shade 11am-3pm

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11 Recommended Sun Safety Resources are available to borrow, free and to buy. These can be found as follows: Resources to borrow: Health Promotion provide a range of resources on loan. Contact Sue Harrigan at Health Promotion on /8 Or visit: Health Promotion Resource Centre Plymouth Teaching Primary Care Trust ROK Centre William Prance Road Plymouth PL6 5WR Opening times: Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5.00pm, Fri 8.30am-4.30pm Free Recommended Resources: SunSmart resources Reproducing our material You are welcome to use information from the SunSmart website in your publications and resources. Please reproduce it exactly and acknowledge Cancer Research UK as the source. Ordering resources To order resources please browse our online store. We aim to dispatch the majority of orders within 48 hours. General publications Resources in English can be downloaded as PDF files.

12 Sunbeds - Your health under the spotlight: Women This leaflet, aimed at women, explains the risk to your health from using sunbeds. Download or order leaflet Sunbeds - Your health under the spotlight: Men This leaflet, aimed at men, explains the risk to your health from using sunbeds. Download or order leaflet Sunbeds poster This A3 colour poster highlights the health risks from using sunbeds. Download or order poster Sunbeds poster This A3 colour poster highlights the health risks from using sunbeds. Download or order poster

13 Warning! SunSmart information postcard This postcard warns of the dangers of sun exposure and gives sun protection information. Download or order postcard Warning! SunSmart information poster This colour A3 poster warns of the dangers of sun exposure and gives sun protection information. Download or order poster Kids Cook Quick poster This striking A3 poster of two blonde boys emphasises the fact that children burn more easily and asks parents to keep them covered. Download or order poster

14 Detecting skin cancer leaflet Four panel leaflet. Malignant melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer and early treatment saves lives. This leaflet will help you spot the early signs of melanoma and suggests how you can reduce your risk. Download or order leaflet Preventing skin cancer leaflet Five panel leaflet. Contains information about the different types of skin cancer and how to guard against them. It also provides clear answers to questions about sun and health, sunscreens and fake tans. Download or order leaflet Downloading PDFs You will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view these PDFs. You can download Acrobat Reader free of charge from the Adobe website. Visit Access Adobe to find out how people with visual disabilities can get the most from this software. Cancer awareness leaflets

15 Cancer Research UK also produce a range of health awareness leaflets, including detailed leaflets on skin cancer and malignant melanoma. You can download or order these leaflets from our online store. Resources to buy: Other resources are available at a cost to your organisation SunWise How to get Sun Wise - the Cool Cat way! A range of integrated resources promoting staying safe in the sun. Are You Sunwise? - miniquizbooks A4 sheets in packs of 50 Code: 36 Size: A4 Items per pack: 50 Price (per pack): 5.95

16 Slip! Slap! Slop! - poster Code: 59 Size: A3 folded to A4 Items per pack: 1 Price (per pack): 1.50 Slip! Slap! Slop! - leaflet Code: 60 Size: A5, 4 pages Items per pack: 50 Price (per pack): Discount scheme B Slip! Slap! Slop! - stickers 6 different designs

17 Code: 61 Size: 50mm diameter Items per pack: 48 Price (per pack): 3.50 Spot the Difference - poster Code: 190 Size: A3 folded to A4 Items per pack: 1 Price (per pack): 1.50 Stay Safe in the Sun - poster Code: 97 Size: A3 folded to A4 Items per pack: 1 Price (per pack): 1.50

18 Sunwise - colouring and activity sheets Code: 336 Size: A4 Items per pack: 8 Price (per pack): This company is useful because it sells UV beads to use in children s activities and also UV indicators for outdoor play and activities. Public Health Development Unit

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