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 an 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.
To learn more about our Health Professional training please contact Cancer Council ACT on 02 6257 9999 or email us.