Quit's Multicultural Project works with community groups, ethnic organisations, welfare, health and educational organisations and the ethnic media, to reduce illness and suffering caused by smoking and by exposure to cigarette smoke.
Our resources and relationships help us to reach diverse groups, in ways designed to make our messages meaningful and relevant.
Our bi-lingual educators present education services and provide media interviews in a range of languages.
Read a review of the current strategies implemented by Quit Victoria to work with CALD communities .
Published quarterly and distributed by email and through our website the "Helping Hands" newsletter provides information about projects and services, as well as information on Quit's latest Campaigns and research involving CALD communities.
View "Helping Hands" issues here:
2012 - March 2012 [PDF 1.1mb]
2011 - April 2011 [PDF 190kb], November 2011 [PDF 325kb]
2010 - May 2010 [PDF 241kb], November 2010 [PDF 2.2mb]
2009 - March 2009 [PDF 288kb], June 2009 [PDF 416kb], October 2009 [PDF 424kb]
2008 - May 2008 [PDF 380kb], Sept 2008 [PDF 436 kb], Nov 2008 [PDF 208kb]
- Scholarships for bi-lingual workers to train as Quit Educators.
Quit Victoria is offering scholarships to health, education and welfare workers, fluent in English and one of a number of community languages.
- Free education sessions for adults learning English and for overseas-trained health workers preparing for the Occupational English Test
- Free education sessions for community groups and organisations. Sessions may be in your language or in English, at the right level to suit your group. Please fill in an application form [PDF 57 kb].
- Grants to ethnic community organisations to disseminate information about the health effects of smoking in their communities
Education resources in 25 languages.
A confidential telephone service, Quitline 13 7848, providing information, support and advice for people trying to stop smoking. Interpreter service is available. If you work with CALD communities and want to refer a client/patient to Quitline, please use one of the following:
For community workers: Multicultural Fax referral [PDF 97kb]
For health professionals: Multicultural Fax referral [PDF 460kb]