East Metropolitan Community and Population Health Services

Program

Yarning it Up- Don’t Smoke it Up

Region

Perth Metropolitan Area

Category

State Government

Source(s) of funding

  • East Metropolitan Community and Population Health Services

Target group(s)

  • Communities
  • Organisations
  • Tobacco control workers

Goals and objectives

The Yarning it Up- Don’t Smoke it Up tobacco project aims to reduce related harm in the adult Aboriginal population of the Perth Metropolitan are of Western Australia.

Strategies

The project delivers workshop sessions that involve a thorough explanation of the Yarning it Up- Don’t Smoke it Up model for quitting tobacco, presented in a way that is culturally appropriate and non-judgmental. The project provides information sessions to community groups, organisations and others working in tobacco cessation area. This includes

  • understanding the logo
  • triggers and barriers to smoking
  • personal recovery plan
  • educational information about tobacco

Once completed, participants leave equipped with the knowledge that is needed on self-awareness versus knowledge to survive in a social environment.

Key Contact Details

Deanna Eades

Senior Projects Officer

SMPHU
112 Lakes Road
Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: (08) 9586 4500

Robert Morrison

Projects Officer

SMPHU

112 Lakes Road

Mandurah WA 6210

Phone: (08) 9586 4500

Fax: (08) 9586 4595