Community Service Workers Toolkit
Tasmania has the second highest smoking rate in the country at 15.7%*. Smoking rates amongst people experiencing disadvantage are up to four times higher than the Tasmanian general population.
People from disadvantaged groups are more likely to be in environments where smoking is the norm and where there is little support to stop smoking. Despite this, research shows that most smokers do in fact want to quit.
The cost of smoking is a financial burden and contributes to, and perpetuates, the cycle of poverty.
Community service workers are in a pivotal position to have a conversation with their clients about smoking and to provide information and support on how to quit. Quit Tasmania has developed the Community Service Workers Toolkit to assist community service workers to start this conversation with their clients and to facilitate making smoking care part of everyday care.
The Toolkit includes a booklet to use with clients as a conversation guide, support sheets to record conversations and actions, a cost calculator and wallet cards to give to the client.
To order a free copy of the Toolkit, please complete the order form below and click the submit button. You can also order via email email@example.com or phone (03) 6169 1943.
The four Toolkit support sheets are available as PDF downloads below.
Supported by Primary Health Tasmania under the Primary Health Networks Program – an Australian Government initiative.
* Report on the Tasmanian Population Health Survey 2016 (published March 2017 by DHHS)