The Workplace Tobacco Management Project aims to increase awareness, and support the implementation, of workplace tobacco management policies and reduce the impact of smoking behaviours for the staff in nine programs within the mental health, alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) and youth sectors.The Project is funded by the Health Directorate and the research component has received ethics approval from The Health Directorate Human Research Ethics Committee. The Project is a collaboration between the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA), as the lead agency, in partnership with the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT and the Youth Coalition of the ACT.
The objectives of the Project are to:
- Delineate the roles of the ATODA; Mental Health Community Coalition ACT; and the Youth Coalition as Project partners.
- Establish, develop and implement governance structures for the Project.
- Communicate and provide information and resources to stakeholders, including those related to smoking behaviours and ACT Health Smoke-Free Policy.
- Assist in the development of individualised workplans for participating programs to support the development of tobacco management workplace policies.
- Support participating programs and individuals to implement their individualised workplans, including the implementation of tobacco management policies.
- Conduct evaluative activities to measure critical factors and contribute to the evidence base.
- Provide reporting against agreed performance of the Project
For more information about the project download the Workplace Tobacco Management Project’s Terms of Reference.
The Project is being carried out by ATODA in partnership with the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT and the Youth Coalition of the ACT and includes nine pilot sites.
Participating pilot sites:
- Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA)
- Karralika, Alcohol and Drug Foundation ACT (ADFACT)
- Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT)
- Personal Helpers and Mentors Program (PHaM), Mental Health Foundation ACT
- STEPS, CatholicCare Canberra and Goulburn
- Ted Noffs Foundation ACT
- The Rainbow, Mental Health Foundation ACT
- Women’s Information, Resources and Education on Drugs and Dependency (WIREDD), Toora Women Inc.
- Youth Coalition of the ACT
A range of activities have been conducted through the project. For more information download the Project Plan.
To assist participants to manage their tobacco consumption, the Project provides access to Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). NRT is available to smokers who are staff that work at the sites participating in the project. For more information download the ATODA NRT Policy and Registration Form.
The Advisory Committee was set up to work collaboratively to provide multidisciplinary advice to the Project and stakeholders. The objectives of the Advisory Committee are to:
- Provide advice and strategic guidance to the Project;
- Support the establishment, development and implementation of governance structures and processes for the Project;
- Identify stakeholders to participate in the Project;
- Assist the development and implementation of the Project;
- Identify and communicate barriers, challenges and successes regarding the implementation of the Project;
- Identify and source specialist input as required;
- Develop and implement communication strategy to disseminate information and resources to stakeholders and target groups;
- Participate in and support Project evaluation and needs analysis activities and reporting.
For more information download the Advisory Committee’s Terms of Reference.
A number of current tobacco management and smoking cessation resources have been sourced and collated to support the pilot sites and additional stakeholders of the project. If you would like further information on resources available contact ATODA on (02) 6255 4070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Four professional development workshops were held in August 2011 to support those who work with people experiencing disadvantage to enhance their skills to embed tobacco management within their practice and workplaces.
Each full day workshop was tailored to the needs of a particular sector participating in the project and the feedback received was extremely positive with the majority of participants indicating that it had a positive impact on the way that they will work and that as a result they felt more confident in addressing tobacco consumption with their clients.
The training was provided by Tracey Greenberg from the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies, Centre for Community Welfare Training in NSW. Copies of the presentation slides were distributed to all who attended with the approval from Tracey Greenberg for these to be circulated with permission for workers to use and adapt these resources to suit their workplace.
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT
(02) 6249 6358
Last updated 30 September 2011