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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

  • Offers free call backs

  • For the usual cost of a call from your phone, or text Quitline to receive a call back (insert the text number) 

  • Opening hours:  Monday – Friday (8.30am to 6.30pm)

  • Offers telephone support at every step of your quit journey

  • Provides support to you and your family

  • They will empower you to develop your own QUIT plan

  • Discuss Nicotine Replacement Therapy options

  • You can arrange to speak with an Aboriginal counsellor

 

They acknowledge everyone’s quit journey is different and are here to support you ‘Life goes too QUICK, I think it’s time to QUIT’

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 Workshop
  • We offer a free 1 day workshop

  • Our workshop is ideal for those health professionals who engage / work with Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander people in Western Australia

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

The QALT Brochures shown below are available to order. 

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Quitline Support brochure

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Thinking about quitting brochure

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Tobacco and gunja brochure

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Second-hand smoke brochure

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Surgery and smoking brochure

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Tobacco free pregnancy booklet

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Tobacco free family booklet

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 - You can complete n online referal here

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