Training Services & Programs 

Smoking Cessation Program

 

South: Steph Pitney

North: Penny Prebble

North West: Lynne Wickham

 

 

ABC Youth Brief Intervention

(Ask, Brief Advice, Cessation Support)

Approximately 1 hour training

Brief interventions recognise that many people can benefit from being given appropriate information at the right time. This option can work particularly well for young people as they are less likely to engage in ongoing counselling sessions.

Providing ABC brief intervention can take as little as 30 seconds.

The aim of ABC is to:

  • Engage with young people not yet ready for change

  • Increase a young person’s perception of real and potential risks and problems associated with smoking; and

  • Encourage change by helping the young person to consider the reasons for change and the risks of not changing their smoking behaviour

Please note: ABC training is available dependent on demand. Contact your local member of the Smoking Cessation Program listed above or email yph@helath.tas.gov.au to find out more information.

 
'No More Butts' Counsellor/Facilitator Training

 

All day training

Gain the knowledge, confidence and practical skills to provide more effective one-to-one counselling skills and/or run a No More Butts group independently within your area or service.

Topics covered include:

  • Background on smoking, understanding nicotine addiction and withdrawal, quitting options

  • Pharmacotherapies to aid quitting

  • Identifying and extinguishing cues

  • Relapse prevention and ongoing community support options

Aim of ‘No More Butts’

The aim of this group program is to build motivation, confidence and capacity in participants to quit smoking. It is of course an excellent supportive environment in which to make a quit attempt and this is encouraged.

No More Butts aims to create a safe and supportive learning environment; to use a motivational interviewing framework; and encourage participants to be involved in group discussion and share their experiences.

After completing No More Butts, participants should develop an understanding of:

  • nicotine addiction and their smoking cues;

  • nicotine withdrawal symptoms;

  • various quitting methods including available pharmacotherapies;

  • how to assess their level of nicotine dependence;

  • how to manage issues relating to weight gain and stress when quitting;

  • strategies to address their smoking cues to help them remain smoke free in the short and long term;

  • how to prevent lapse and relapse and to understand that this is normal; and

  • awareness of cessation support services available for ongoing support.