Nindilingarri Cultural Health Service

Program

Smoking Cessation Program

Region

Kimberley

Category

Non-Government

Source(s) of funding

Department of Health

Target group(s)

  • Aboriginal people
  • School-aged children
  • Remote population- Fitzroy Valley

Goals and objectives

To decrease the prevalence of smoking in the Fitzroy Valley by increasing awareness and education in harms related to tobacco use.

Strategies

  • In association with ACOSH, Cancer Council WA, Department of Health and the Fitzroy school communities, the NCHL has used the following strategies to implement the Smoking Cessation program:
  • Increasing awareness of the smoking cessation message throughout the community in the Fitzroy Valley by coordinating school and community events and activities to promote the quit message.
  • Actively promote smoking cessation at all community events in the Fitzroy Valley.
  • Educate school children and the aboriginal community on the harms of smoking and the benefits of smoking cessation through provision of different resources including educational DVDs, t-shirts, colouring books, sticker-making activities, etc.
  • Provide support to ex-smokers with regular visits

Key contact details

Mick Mancell
Health Promotion Officer- Smoking Cessation
hposc@nindilingarri.org.au
08 9193 0093

Nindilingarri Cultural Health Service

Phone: 08 9193 0093
Fax: 08 9193 5533
Address: 59 Fallon Rd, FITZROY CROSSING WA 6765
Postal: P.O. Box 59, FITZROY CROSSING WA 6765
Website: http://www.nindilingarri.org.au/health-promotion/smoking-cessation