Quit provides professional development sessions on smoking and mental illness for community groups and organisations.
We also provide a one-day training session for health professionals which explores the issues associated with safe smoking cessation and mental illness (a small cost recovery charge may apply). It introduces, and helps you to implement, an international smoking cessation framework, the ‘5As'. It aims to provide you with knowledge, confidence and skills to motivate and encourage your clients who smoke to quit.
Smoking cessation training for Mental Health Professionals
Topics covered include:
- Smoking and disadvantage
- The important role of health professionals in addressing smoking with their clients
- The health effects and benefits of quitting
- Understanding smoking behaviour
- Motivational interviewing and smoking cessation
- Integrating smoking cessation into the routine provision of client care
- Barriers to addressing smoking cessation
- Quit Victoria's services and resources
Mental Health training days consist of information sharing, small group discussion and case scenarios.
Dates for 2012 training:
- Thursday 7th June
- Thursday 6th September
*More dates may become available on demand*
How do I register for training?
Judi Brewster - Special Settings Project Coordinator
Fax: (03) 9635 5510
Smokers with mental health conditions will often have a complicated relationship with their smoking. Nicotine and other components of tobacco can affect the course of some psychiatric disorders, modify symptoms, and impact upon side-effects of some medications. As a result, Quit recommends people with a mental health condition observe Safe Smoking Cessation in partnership with their prescribing doctor.
We also offer:
Contact the Special Settings Project Officer for further details.
For general information about mental illness contact the SANE Australia Helpline service on 1800 18 SANE (7263), Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm EST.