Launch Event – Quit Victoria Mental Health Online Training & Resources

On Thursday the 30th September from 1-2pm, Quit Victoria will launch their new, online smoking cessation brief advice training for mental health clinicians. The launch is facilitated by Safer Care Victoria.

Guest speakers include:
Anna Love (Chief Mental Health Nurse, Safer Care Victoria)
Neil Coventry (the Chief Psychiatrist of Victoria)
Keir Saltmarsh (Senior Consumer Advisor, SCV Centres of Clinical Excellence)
Vanessa Brait (Quit Victoria)
Melissa Metcalf (Senior Nurse, Goulburn Valley Health)

Click here to register for the launch.

The provision of best practice smoking cessation care ensures people who smoke have increased chance of successfully quitting smoking. Smoking cessation care incorporates brief advice which promotes cessation and connects patients to evidence-based nicotine dependence treatment. It is a key part of supporting smokefree health services by ensuring consumers access nicotine withdrawal support and reduce the need to leave wards and smoke on health service grounds.

Quit Victoria, in partnership with health services, has developed a range of resources to support clinicians and mental health services embed smoking cessation care into routine practice. These include:

  • Online smoking cessation brief advice training for mental health professionals working in the inpatient, community, and residential settings. The training aims to equip staff with the skills, confidence, and knowledge to provide smoking cessation brief advice to consumers.
  • Smokefree health service policy templates
  • Smoking cessation clinical guidelines templates (including nicotine withdrawal management)
  • Consumer resources to support quit attempts

These resources and tools can also be used by clinicians to support consumers to remain smokefree while in settings where they may not be able to smoke.

Click here to see these resources, and to enrol in training (select either the Smoking Cessation Brief Advice Essentials (with the Mental Health Workers extended learning module) or the Brief Advice training – Hospital/Health Services (including inpatient mental health services) for those who work in the inpatient setting)

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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