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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.