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

Community grants for 2014 activities in Sydney now OPEN

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 Monday 2 December.

If you are based in SLHD and have any questions about the grants or the project please contact Norah Ansey – Norah.Ansey@sswahs.nsw.gov.au  OR Wendy Roberts – Wendy.Roberts@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

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.

Application Kit – Sydney Local Health District

Application Kit – South Western Sydney Local Health District

Community Grants Flyer

Community Grants Flyer