Quitline Aboriginal Liaison Team (QALT)

Who are we?

In 2019 the Quitline Enhancement Project was moved across to Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) employing two project officers to be a part of the Quitline Aboriginal Liaison Team (QALT). The QALT Project Officers focus on promoting the Quitline and providing information about the Quitline service to primary health care services who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Western Australia (WA) to support and promote Quitline referrals and overall reducing the prevalence and incidence of smoking rates within WA.

The role of QALT

Our primary focus is to support the non-Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) recipients in the South West & Great Southern regions although we do provide support across state – wide of Western Australia how are we doing this?

 

  • Continually provide support to health services who engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to Quitline

  • Support the regional & remote TIS teams across WA

  • Working in collaboration with key stakeholders i.e. Australian Council Of Smoking Health (ACOSH) , Cancer Council Western Australia (CCWA), Cancer Council South Australia (CCSA)

  • Attend metro, regional and remote community events promoting the Quitline

  • Distribution of QALT resources to local AMS’s and hospitals within WA

  • Creating and redeveloping new culturally safe and relevant resources

  • Promote, organise and support Quitskills three day nationally recognised training on smoking cessation

  • Deliver a component on Day 3 of the Quitskills training – promoting the Quitline

  • Provide 1 day free Brief Intervention Training session

 

Quitline Service

  • Confidential service

  • FREE service

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 8pm & Saturday 12.30pm – 3.30pm

  • Once referral received they will contact you within 24 hours

  • The cost of the call is the same as a standard phone call, if needed they will call you back to save you money

  • Aboriginal counsellors available

  • Use of interpreter service if required  

  • Provide support to individuals, families or groups wanting to cut down or quit

  • Discuss Nicotine Replacement Therapy options use and availability

  • Able to link people to services within their area

  • Service available for up to 3 months, longer if needed

 

They acknowledge everyone’s quit journey is different and you may take a few attempts, they can provide support and develop a plan with you so you’re in control of your own journey.

 

If you want to begin your quit journey call the Quitline 13 78 48

Upcoming Training

 

Quitskills training aim is to:

  • increase your skills, knowledge and confidence so that you can assess and discuss smoking behaviour with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

  • successfully support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to reduce or quit smoking

Quitskills – Brief Intervention Training

If your region is interested in hosting this training please email qalt@ahcwa.org

 

Quitskills – Remote Communities

If your region is interested in hosting this training please email qalt@ahcwa.org

 

Quitskills – Youth Workers

If your region is interested in hosting this training please email qalt@ahcwa.org

 

Quitskills – Maternal Health Workers in Remote Communities  

If your region is interested in hosting this training please email qalt@ahcwa.org

Upcoming Events

No community events scheduled.

QALT are interested in attending regional and remote community events to promote the Quitline –
if you have an event please forward to
qalt@ahcwa.org

Ordering Resources

All the QALT Brochures are available to order via qalt@ahcwa.org

 

Referrals to Quitline

Referrals to Quitline are really easy can be done by a GP, Nurse, Aboriginal Health Practitioner / Worker

Self – Referrals – You can complete a referral by calling 13 78 48

Online Referral - www.cancersa.org.au/quitline-sa/im-a-health-professional/quitline-referral

Text Referral – Message 0477 765 007

 

If you would like more information please contact the QALT Project officers at AHCWA on (08) 9227 1631 or send email qalt@ahcwa.org

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