If you want to know more about helping clients to quit smoking, then our free one-day Smoking Care Training Workshop is designed for you. The course examines the links between smoking and disadvantage, and provides knowledge, skills and confidence to provide quit-smoking support to clients/consumers.
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The Smoking Care Training Workshop is aimed mainly at staff and managers in non-government social and community services, but may also be a good fit for staff of government services. Attendees often come from mental health services, alcohol and other drug services, youth services, homelessness services, family services or Aboriginal services.
The Smoking Care Training Workshop is completely free to individual attendees. Several sessions are available each financial year to non-government social and community services that wish to train several staff members as part of an organisational program to address smoking.
The training is also available on request for other organisations, for example government services, for a standard CCWT in-house training fee.
The training is delivered by qualified and experienced trainers using a range of formats including, lecture, discussion and interactive exercises. Topics include:
- The role of smoking in the relationship between disadvantage and poor health outcomes
- Tobacco use in Australia and differences in smoking rates between groups
- Addressing tobacco in society, and the work of Cancer Council in addressing tobacco
- The health, financial and social impacts of smoking for people experiencing disadvantage
- Secondhand smoke and its impacts on vulnerable groups such as children
- Nicotine dependence, withdrawal symptoms, smoking triggers and relapse issues
- Medicines for quitting smoking
- Talking with clients about quitting smoking quickly, effectively and accurately
- Supports available in the community for people wanting to quit smoking
- Cancer Council NSW resources for the community sector, and how to use them
- Putting skills and knowledge into practice
Challenges and opportunities for staff and social and community services in addressing smoking. Tailored content is also available on request about smoking and:
- Mental health problems
- Alcohol and drug problems
- Disadvantaged families
- At risk youth
- Aboriginal issues.
A detailed unit on nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is also available for services providing NRT to clients and therefore needing additional information on this topic.
The workshop is held as in-house training (eg at a venue you provide) throughout NSW and is delivered in partnership with The Centre for Community Welfare Training (CCWT). Services may request to host the training, and content can be tailored to your organisation’s particular needs and interests on request. Smaller organisations are encouraged to join together to form a group. Training dates can be offered to suit your needs.
Individuals can attend when their own service is hosting, or if another service is hosting and places are available (see below)
The host organisation for the training is in most instances the instigator of the Smoking Care Training workshop. They are responsible for:
Please contact the relevant person below to register for one of the listed sessions:
6th June 2013
Wayside Chapel, Potts Point
To register contact: Wendy Suma
(02) 9581 9143