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Free Smoking Cessation Training for Health Professionals




South Western Sydney Primary Health Network Training opportunity

South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN) is working with local health care professionals to try and reduce the high smoking rates seen amongst the residents of South Western Sydney. In 2014-2015 20.7% of adults aged over 16 in SWS were smokers compared to 15.6% in NSW.

Smoking rates are particularly high in areas such as Campbelltown (24.6%), and Liverpool and some groups have higher rates of smoking, including come cultural groups, pregnant women and the Aboriginal community.

Brief interventions from GPs have been proven effective in encouraging smokers to quit. Many smokers require multiple quite attempts before they have a successful quit attempt. Nurses and other health professions can play a pivotal role in encouraging their patients to plan or sustain a quit attempt by including it in their discussions around behaviour change.

SWSPHN is hosting education sessions for health professionals to increase their knowledge, skills and resources to support their patients in smoking cessation. We invite all health professionals, particularly those who work closely with people with Mental illness, Aboriginal, Culturally diverse communities and pregnant women.


To register for the upcoming events and for more information please visit the SWSPHN Website:

Campbelltown Smoking Cessation Training

Liverpool Smoking Cessation Training

Bankstown Smoking Cessation Training


Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Increase knowledge of the harms of smoking and benefits of quitting
  • Acquire skills in the motivational interviewing of smoking cessation
  • Interpret and explain appropriate referral pathway options to quit smoking


Please send all other enquiries to


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