Supporting People to Stop Smoking

3 hour training session for community service workers.

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. Supporting People to Stop Smoking

They:

  • have existing connections with priority populations (as identified in the Tasmanian Tobacco Control Plan 2017-21), often seeing clients on a regular basis
  • are trained in promoting positive behaviour change
  • are committed to improving the wellbeing of their clients

Objectives of the training:

  • Build the capacity of workers to deliver best practice, evidence-based smoking cessation support to their clients who smoke
  • Give workers the confidence to have a smoking conversation with their clients and integrate smoking care into everyday care
  • Assist workers to understand smoking as a social justice issue which impacts on the health, social and economic wellbeing of their clients

Training includes:

  • Aspects of smoking – addiction, habits, emotions
  • Dealing with withdrawals and relapse
  • Pharmacotherapy products
  • Resources and supports for people who want to quit
  • How the Quitline 13 7848 supports people who want to stop smoking
  • Smoking cessation brief interventions – how to have the conversation with clients in a non-judgemental way
  • Making smoking care part of routine care – how can workers do this in their workplace?

Resources include:

  • Community Service Workers Toolkit ‘Help Your Clients Quit for Good’
  • Tackling Tobacco Smoking Care Pack
  • Quit Tasmania smoking cessation resources
  • Quitline referral form

For more information please contact Irena, Community Engagement Coordinator, at Quit Tasmania: 6169 1943 izieminski@cancertas.org.au


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