Social media for health promotion

Specialist social media training and strategies for health promotion organisations.

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Social media for public health organisations

Helping you tell your story online.


For over 8 years Zockmelon has helped clients in the health promotion industry with content ideas, managing social media risks and opportunities, and giving them the confidence to use social media effectively through tailored training programs and a 6 week online course.

With a background over 15 years’ in health promotion and public health, I’m passionate about working with a range of clients including organisations in youth health, smoking cessation, sexual health, women’s health, Aboriginal and community health.


Social media consulting

Learn how to approach your social media strategy with clarity and confidence.

  • Kristy offers a ‘Review and Feedback report’ on your social media efforts.
  • “Pick my brains” 60-minute sessions via phone or skype.
  • Social media strategy sessions with health-focused entrepreneurs and start-ups.
  • Other health promotion services and consulting on request.

Workshops, training and speaking

Kristy provides tailored social media speaking or training to suit your team and budget.

Past topics include: Social media storytelling, Using Twitter and LinkedIn for public health advocacy, Social media solutions for health promotion, Advocacy and ‘slacktivism’.

Kristy has spoken at: World Congress on Public Health, Lives Lived Well Conference, Social Media Adelaide, Active Ageing Australia Conference, South Australian Population Health Conference, Australian Health Promotion Association National Conference, Virtually Healthy Colloquium, and many other events and workshops. 

Online social media training and e-courses

The Health Promotion Social Media School is a 6-week online course developed for health promotion practitioners you can start anytime.

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Let’s see the best of health promotion on social media.

Hi, I’m Kristy, your health promotion and social media consultant.

Since 2013, I’ve been running Zockmelon, working with public health organisations to use social media effectively. With over 15 years’ experience working in health promotion and public health in South Australia and London, I love partnering with clients to learn about their community’s strengths and engaging with passionate health promoters to make the most of the opportunities social media offers.

Words from our clients

With extensive health promotion experience, I speak your language!

With extensive health promotion experience, I speak your language!


Thank you for providing the opportunities for all us health promoters to keep up to date in a fast moving social world. Especially important when all those big businesses are all over it. Absolutely loved your course, loved the content and delivery methods. Found it very clear and inspiring! Well done and thank you!

Talia Blythman, Project Officer

Thanks so much for all your help, and your knowledge. Thanks also for sharing it in a way that makes it affordable and accessible to little (and rural) organisations like ours! I have become a Zockmelonite, spreading the word, particularly in our region amongst our PCP’s and all their partner agencies!

Nicki Renfrey, Central Victorian Primary Care Partnership

Thank you for your fabulous presentation at our conference. You were awesome! It was informative and inspiring. Just what I expected!

Melanie Smith, Executive Officer, Active Ageing Australia

Thanks so much Kristy for much a wonderful training session – we were all very inspired and got a lot out of it.

Julia Thompson, Communications & Events Officer, Women’s Health Barwon South West, Women’s Health Association of Victoria Communications Sub-committee

Kristy provided a half day training day for the team which was invaluable.  Workshopping the character and narrative of our social media page in this training has ensured we will move forward with a consistent approach, style and message.  I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone working in the health promotion industry.  Not only is Kristy engaging in her delivery style, most importantly she comes from a health promotion background so understands the industry and the use of social media in this space which was what was of utmost importance to me.  Feedback from the team has been really positive – everyone found it very engaging and interesting and one long standing staff member and experienced health promotion practitioner stating it was the best training she has ever been too.  

Emma Dunstan, Health Promotion Team Leader  

Kristy presented a fantastic workshop for our community managers and social media officers in SA Government group. Kristy provided a brilliant overview on how we could use live streaming in the workplace, including some of the highlights, benefits and risks associated.  I highly recommend getting along to one (or more!) of Kristy’s workshops as you’ll get some great practical and thoughtful advice.

Kate Walker, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia

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Need some social media expertise on your team?

Whether you need to run through your social media strategy, want training for your team, would like more information about our 6-week online course, or looking for a speaker for your next conference, let’s connect.

Need some social media expertise on your team?

Whether you need to run through your social media strategy, want training for your team, would like more information about our 6-week online course, or looking for a speaker for your next conference, let’s connect.


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