NEW ROUND OF SMALL COMMUNITY GRANTS - OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Small community grants applications are now available to support community activities that encourage people to quit smoking and promote smoke free environments.

The funding is open to Aboriginal community controlled organisations, groups and other organisations providing services for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within South Western Sydney Local Health District.

The application kit contains information about the project and details of how to apply for the community grant. The program has grants for funding up to $2,000 (including GST).

Applications close on Friday 10 February 2017 and successful applicants will be notified of outcome on Friday 10 March 2017.

For more information or to receive a grant kit, contact Sufia Khan on 02 4633 4121 or email: sufia.khan@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Download the application kit here

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NEW ROUND OF SMALL COMMUNITY GRANTS - OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Small community grants applications are now available to support community activities that encourage people to quit smoking and promote smoke free environments.

The funding is open to Aboriginal community controlled organisations, groups and other organisations providing services for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within South Western Sydney Local Health District.

The application kit contains information about the project and details of how to apply for the community grant. The program has grants for funding up to $2,000 (including GST).

Applications close on Friday 12 February 2016 and successful applicants will be notified of outcome on Friday 11 March 2016.

For more information or to receive a grant kit, contact Sufia Khan on 02 4633 4121 or email: sufia.khan@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Download the application kit here.


Health Cruise with Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group for World No Tobacco Day

The Aboriginal Tobacco Control Project team joined Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group on Goat Island on Wednesday 11 June to mark World No Tobacco Day and also to celebrate Men’s Health Week.

The project team delivered a workshop on tobacco and led discussions on how smoking had affected group members and their families. Everyone was given the chance to check their carbon monoxide levels and smokers were given NRT samples to help them on their journey to becoming smoke free.

The team would like to congratulate the group members who have recently quit smoking…keep up the good work!!

NEW Quit Group Program at Bankstown

The Aboriginal Tobacco Control Project is delighted to announce our new Quit Group Program at Bankstown Community Health Centre.

The free six-week Quit Group Program offers participants weekly group support and access to free nicotine replacement therapy products including patches, gum, inhaler, mouth spray or lozenges. Participants also have the opportunity to check their carbon monoxide levels on a weekly basis to monitor their progress.

The Quit Group Program information session will be held at Bankstown Community Health Centre (Room F6) on Monday 28th April at 10.30am. For more details or to register to attend, call Sinead on 02 9828 5903.

Students at Sydney Secondary start an artistic conversation about smoking

Artists Danny Eastwood and Jamie Eastwood recently helped students at Sydney Secondary College (Blackwattle Bay Campus) to create a mural depicting the effects of smoking on their community and environment.

As the photos show, the students really enjoyed the opportunity and the mural, situated at the front of the school, provides a permanent smoke free message. The project was funded by the Aboriginal Tobacco Control Project community grants project.

If you would like to know more about the community grants project or would like to know more about quitting, go towww.iquitbecause.org.au for more. Stop smoking and let your body heal.

NEW round of small community grants - Open for applications

The Aboriginal Tobacco Control Project’s small community grants program, for activities to be undertaken in 2014, is now OPEN.

The Application Kit contains information about the project and details of how to apply for the community grant.

The program has grants for funding up to $2,000 (including GST). Applications close Friday 11 April.

 

Please forward the application kit to appropriate networks, inter-agencies etc.

If you have a waiting room or will be attending any community events, please distribute the community grants flyer at these.

If you have any questions about the grants or the project please contact  - Norah.Ansey@sswahs.nsw.gov.au   and Wendy.Roberts@sswahs.nsw.gov.au for Sydney LHD areas

OR

 Aaron.Simon @sswahs.nsw.gov.au and Wendy.Roberts@sswahs.nsw.gov.au for South West Sydney LHD areas

The Aboriginal Tobacco Control Project is a partnership project of The Aboriginal Medical Service Redfern, Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation, Babana Men’s Group and (SWS & SLHD) Health Promotion Service (HPS) and Aboriginal Health Units.

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Help to quit smoking for Close the Gap 2014

The team will be at a number of 2014 Close the Gap events if you want to chat about quitting or to get info for a family member or friend. Keep an eye out for us at the following locations:

  • Thursday 13th March at Liverpool Hospital (Entrance J)
  • Tuesday 18th March at Bowral Hospital (front lawn)
  • Wednesday 19th March at Bankstown Hospital (auditorium)
  • Thursday 20th March at Waranwarin, Early Childhood & Family Centre, Minto
  • Thursday 20th March at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Friday 21st March at Campbelltown Hospital (main foyer)
  • Thursday 27th March at Rosemeadow Community Health Ashfield Medical Centre


Come along for a chat, check your carbon monoxide levels and sign up to quit groups in your area.

Quit today to let your body start to repair

Did you know...

15,500 Australians die each year from smoking. Take steps today to quit smoking and let your body heal, click here to see the health benefits you get from not smoking as your body recovers.

Talk to your local Aboriginal Medical Service, Doctor or Aboriginal health worker about options to help with your quit attempt. Don’t forget to ask about affordable patches (Nicotine Replacement Therapy). Stop smoking & let your body heal.

 
 

NEW Aboriginal Family Room at Campbelltown Hospital

We recently joined Uncle Ivan at Campbelltown Hospital where the new Aboriginal Family room was named after him. Uncle Ivan is a regular at many major events, welcoming people to country at occasions as diverse as the opening of Minto Marketplace and the 24-Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur.

The I Quit Because… project is lucky to have Uncle Ivan’s support in sharing his story about quitting smoking, you can see it at http://www.iquitbecause.org.au/ We also love the artwork in the family room from Randall the artist. 

The artwork plays an important role in ensuring that the community see it as a space that they are welcome to use.

Are you thinking of quitting?  Talk to your local Aboriginal Medical Service, Doctor or Aboriginal health worker about options to help you. Don’t forget to ask about affordable patches (Nicotine Replacement Therapy). Stop smoking & let your body heal.

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Mums and bubs group at TAC help test our ads

We would like to say a big thanks to the families from a recent mums and bubs group at Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation!

The group helped test our latest round of ads that were shown around Sydney giving us really important feedback about how the program went.

The group pictured in the photo (from left to right) is Lizzy, Michelle, Sharon, Margie Amanda, Christine, Kelly and Rebecca.

Do you want to quit? Talk to your local Aboriginal Medical Service, Doctor or Aboriginal health worker about options to help you.. Don’t forget to ask about affordable patches (Nicotine Replacement Therapy). Stop smoking & let your body heal.

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Thanks for joining our quit groups in 2013

The Aboriginal Tobacco Control Project team would like to thank everyone who attended our recent six week Quit Group Programs at Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation and Miller Community Health Centre. The programs were very well attended and have just wrapped up for the Christmas break.

The Quit Group program provides weekly support, free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products including patches, gum, lozenges and inhalers. Participants also have the opportunity to check their carbon monoxide levels at the weekly groups.

The groups are informal, supportive and give participants the opportunity to get together over a cuppa, have a yarn about their smoking and have some fun along the way. We talk about previous quit attempts, the benefits of quitting and help each other prepare to quit smoking for good. Check out our photos from the group at Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation.
 

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If you would like to become smoke free in 2014, give us a call on 02 9828 5903 to find out where your nearest Quit Group Program is.

Stop smoking and let your body heal.

Take your pledge to #quitbecause this December

The Tobacco team joined Ams Redfern staff at a recent event to help give quit group information and support for any of our mob who are smokers thinking about quitting.

 

There was also a pledge board for people like Joanne, who is taking a step towards being a non-smoker and drawing motivation from her son.

 

Help give Joanne support in the comments below or share the post to encourage other people to think about quitting.

 

If you are looking to quit smoking find more information at www.iquitbecause.org.au or speak to your local AMS or doctor. Stop smoking and let your body heal.

 

Joanne
Joanne