Yarning it Up – Don’t Smoke it Up

The Yarning it Up – Don’t Smoke it Up tobacco project, provided by the East Metropolitan Community and Population Health Service aims to reduce tobacco related harm in the adult Aboriginal population of the Perth Metropolitan area of Western Australia.

The project delivers workplace information sessions to service providers focusing on the Yarning it Up – Don’t Smoke it Up; Stages of Change; journey to quit tobacco model, understanding supports available to support a client at different stages.

The project also provides workshops sessions to community members this involves a thorough explanation of the Yarning it Up – Don’t Smoke it Up journey to quit tobacco model, based on Prochaska & DiClemente Stages of Change, 1983. The workshops are culturally appropriate; education is presented as a story which allows participants lead the workshop.  The project provides information sessions to community groups, organisations and others working in the tobacco cessation area.

Education workshop includes:

  • Yarning it Up- Don’t Smoke it Up; Stages of change; journey to quit model
  • triggers and barriers
  • referral process to quitline
  • types of supports available

If your organisation or community group is interested in a workshop, make contact with the team to arrange a time.

yarnin-it-up

QUITTING TOBACCO IS A JOURNEY

 IT WAS A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY

NOW IT’S A JOURNEY OF RECOVERY

Region

South, East and North Metropolitan Perth, WA

Other regional locations

NIL

Category

Population Health

Source(s) of funding

Footprints to Better Health

Target Group (s)

Targets Adult Aboriginal smokers, Aboriginal people exposed to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS), Aboriginal adults who have quit smoking.

Secondary Target Group (s)

Service providers working with Aboriginal people, young Aboriginal people and pregnant Aboriginal women who smoke living in the metropolitan area.

Goals and objectives

The project aims to reduce the smoking-related harm of the Aboriginal population across the metropolitan area of Western Australia. The project will take action on a number of different levels to reduce the number of people commencing to smoke; increase the number of quit attempts and decrease smoking rates.

Strategies

  1. Deliver culturally appropriate YIU smoke free workshops to community members.
  2. Deliver culturally appropriate YIU workshops, including brief intervention training, for service providers who work with Aboriginal people, in south, north and east metropolitan Perth.
  3. Promote appropriate resources for community and health professionals regarding available referral services to culturally appropriate Quit services, including referral to NRT.
  4. Develop additional culturally secure smoke free local resources as appropriate.

Key contact details

Deanna Eades
Senior Health Promotion Officer
Yarning it Up Don’t Smoke it Up
East Metropolitan Health Service
Deanna.Eades@health.wa.gov.au

Robert Morrison
Senior Health Promotion Officer
Yarning it Up Don’t Smoke it Up
East Metropolitan Health Service
Robert.Morrison@health.wa.gov.au