Training for Health Professionals
There is considerable evidence that suggests professionals in health and education settings (who may be in contact with clients for other reasons) have a prime opportunity to deliver effective smoking cessation interventions. Furthermore, the evidence also shows that there is increased success for people in quitting smoking when a range of professionals play and active role in providing advice, support and follow-up.
To increase the capacity of health and education professionals to engage clients in quitting smoking Cancer Council ACT offers comprehensive training on smoking cessation, which can be tailored to the needs of your organisation or client group.
These training sessions aim to provide:
- a comprehensive overview of the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to assist you to help your clients to quit or cut down their smoking
- an understanding of the ‘5As’ framework – a brief intervention technique
- information regarding smoking cessation for special population groups (upon request)
- an overview of quitting methods, including the current available pharmacotherapies
- information on support services you can refer clients to in the ACT
Training sessions are generally three hours in length, but can be tailored to suit the needs of your organisation.
For more information please view the Quit Smoking Training Course for Health Professionals Information Sheet.
Training for Community Organisations
Tackling Tobacco – Smoking Care Training (developed by Cancer Council NSW)
Cancer Council ACT offers free one-day training to community organisations in the ACT to provide community services staff with knowledge, skills and strategies they can use to support their clients to quit smoking.
For more information on the Tackling Tobacco Program, please visit Cancer Council NSW’s Tackling Tobacco Training for Staff page.
To book a Tackling Tobacco training session, please contact the Tobacco Action Officer on 02 6257 9999.
Other Training Courses
We can provide tailored smoking cessation training to suit your organisation’s needs. For example, training for managers who support staff in a smoke-free workplace.
To discuss your organisation’s specific training needs, please contact the Tobacco Action Officer on 02 6257 9999.