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Get Help & Support

If you are in an emergency situation, call triple zero (000). If you need urgent mental health assistance, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

This section is for anyone who would like to access information, help or support in relation to smoking. Youth Solutions cannot be held accountable for the information disseminated by the below sources, but aims to ensure all website and service details are accurate.

If you can’t find what you are looking for here or have any more questions or concerns please call us on 4628 2319. If you are a Service mentioned on our website and would like to update your details, please contact info@youthsolutions.com.au or call the office on 4628 2319.

General smoking information and support:

ICanQuit website
http://www.icanquit.com.au

Information and support for people quitting or wanting to quit smoking. The site also has an online social networking group a free, downloadable Quit Kit.

Quit Now website
www.quitnow.gov.au

Information and resources about the benefits of quitting smoking, how to quit and what to do if you are having trouble quitting. The website also links to other resources and campaigns and contains tools to help people quit smoking.

My QuitBuddy
http://www.quitnow.gov.au/internet/quitnow/publishing.nsf/Content/quit-buddy

A downloadable, free app available on the App Store, Google Play or Windows Phone Store. The app tracks the individual’s progress with quitting smoking, records personal goals, produces personalised statistics related to the individual’s success and provides motivating content. The app also features a community board and can be programed to respond to an individual’s smoking danger times.

Quitline – 13 7848
http://www.quitnow.gov.au/internet/quitnow/publishing.nsf/Content/quitting-methods

A telephone service available to smokers who want to quit smoking or who are thinking about quitting smoking and would like some more information. The Quitline is confidential and staffed by professional advisors. The Quitline is available from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday. Call the Quitline from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call (normal charges apply for mobile phones).

Youth Solutions – Drug Information
youthsolutions.com.au/drug-information/tobacco/

Information about tobacco and its effects, as well as links to support and other information.

Quitting information for expectant parents:

Butt Out For Baby
http://www.cyh.com/library/BOFB-booklet.pdf

A resource for health and community workers about young parents and smoking.

Quit for Two
http://www.quitnow.gov.au/internet/quitnow/publishing.nsf/Content/quit-now-apps

A downloadable, free app available on the App Store, Google Play or Windows Phone Store. Designed for those who are pregnant or planning to fall pregnant. The app features games, practical quit tips and advice, as well as information about the baby’s development.

Smoking information and support Indigenous Australians

No Smokes
www.nosmokes.com.au

This website targets young indigenous people and supports them to quit smoking early or to never start. The website included videos, games and other interactive content.

Smoking resources for young people

Smarter than Smoking
www.smarterthansmoking.org.au

A website containing smoking information for young people, schools and parents. Plenty of interactive games, videos, facts and statistics. The website also contains teacher resources and activity sheets.

Youth Solutions’ Quit SAFE project

Quit SAFE is a community education package that assists young people to reduce or cease their use of tobacco. The package is delivered to young people in the form of a series of workshops. The workshops focus on smoking prevention, early intervention and cessation. For more details, contact the Youth Solutions team on 02 4628 2319.

Youth Solutions
youthsolutions.com.au

Youth Solutions is a youth drug and alcohol prevention and health promotion charity, working with young people aged 12 – 25 across Macarthur and Wingecarribee. Youth Solutions provide a range of programs and services for young people and are an information and referral service. If you need information and links to support services, contact Youth Solutions on 02 4628 2319 or visit the Get Help section of the website.

Resources for Health Professionals

Kids Quit Program
www.kidshealth.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/kidsquit-smoking-cessation-brief-interventions

A free e-learning program that provides professionals with simple strategies for advising young people, parents and carers with smoking cessation advice and strategies to reduce exposure to Second hand Smoke (SHS).  KidsQuit was developed by The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) Departments of Adolescents and Respiratory Medicine, Kids Health, Pharmacy and the Education Centre.

Supporting Smoking Cessation – a guide for health professionals
http://www.racgp.org.au/your-practice/guidelines/smoking-cessation

A practical, succinct and evidence-based resource for that can be used by a wide range of health professionals working in a variety of contexts.

For more information about getting help or for details of other support services available, visit http://youthsolutions.com.au/get-help/.