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NBPU TIS: Update 20

2 September 2016

Northern Territory Jurisdictional Workshop

On Tuesday 30th August 2016, the NBPU TIS hosted another Jurisdictional Workshop.  This one was on the waterfront in the beautiful city of Darwin.  Professor Tom Calma AO, the National Coordinator for TIS, opened the workshop by welcoming everyone and providing a very informative overview of TIS to the 35 attendees. 

The workshop included representatives from the commonwealth Department of Health, the Heart Foundation, AMSANT and of course, our TIS-funded organisations.  Participants heard from Nathan Rigney from the Cancer Council SA regarding the Quitline service and Quitskills Training they offer and how beneficial strong connections with this organisation can be to our organisations.  Avinna Trzesinki from HealthInfoNet also provided a comprehensive presentation on the Tackling Indigenous Smoking portal which had everyone navigating their way around website gathering information on where to find resources, the yarning place and other useful materials for their work. 

Everyone work-shopped ideas around effective strategies for delivering a successful TIS programme that including;  Using evidence to inform our strategic choices, Multi-component approaches and how we ensure population coverage. Participants also learnt more about the Data Collection methods and tips on how to get the best out of particular methods and its associated indicator and how to measure each of these indicators. 
We had a session on “Sharing Our Stories” (showcasing work specifically against nominated Performance Indicators).  We had presentations from Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation (Congress), Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation and Nganampa Health Council.  Thank you to these organisations for sharing information on how they are delivering the TIS programme and also giving us some wonderful ideas that can be used in other services. 

Grant Recipients was also introduced to the new members of the NBPU TIS team, Kerry Rogers, who’s looking after the NT and Qld organisations.

Thank you to the NT Working Group, Desley and Penny for co-facilitating and everyone else who had a hand in the organising of the workshop. 

Make Smoking History Campaign Toolkit

On Sunday 18 September 2016 Make Smoking History will commence airing the ‘Last Dance’ campaign for a second time, it first went to air earlier this year in May and June. The campaign will appear on television, online and social media across Western Australia until Saturday 29 October 2016.

Originally created by Quit Victoria, the campaign shows a tender moment between a husband, who is dying from a smoking-caused disease, and his wife who is caring for him during the final stages of his illness. On average a smoker’s life is 10 years shorter and these are valuable years that should be spent with family and friends. The campaign reinforces what will be doesn’t have to be and encourages people to quit today to avoid the devastating consequences that will happen if you wait till it’s too late.

If you work in health and community services this 'Last Dance' campaign toolkit gives you tips on how you can support at risk people to quit or cut down throughout the campaign.

The campaign toolkit can be found here.

No Smokes training

On 31st August Danila Dilba hosted a free 1-day No Smokes flipchart training event in Darwin.
No Smokes targets young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, supporting them to quit smoking early, or never start. This 1-day training session was delivered by David Copley, an expert in reducing tobacco use. This training equips health workers and community members with the capacity to use the resources developed in the No Smokes program with a brief intervention focus.​ The main resource that is used within the training is the flipchart which can be viewed in soft copy on our website:
General information:  The training takes approximately 6 hours (9am start) and involves presentations and then practical sessions where the flipchart is put to use by the participants. In the past there has been nurses, teachers, doctors and youth workers who have participated.  
We supply catering and also leave flipcharts for attendees. There is no cost to the training although we request that you provide a venue or help to identify a suitable place.
If you are interested in attending this training please email Other training dates are being finalised for further training all around Australia and will be promoted in the next lot of newsletters.

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