We partner with any service that works directly with community groups who have high rates of smoking. This includes but is not limited to, homelessness services, mental health services, alcohol and other drug services, Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, financial counsellors, emergency relief, community health services and corrective services. We are committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to receive access to personalised information and support to help them reduce and quit smoking in an environment they trust.
Community services often have existing and trusted relationships with people experiencing disadvantage. They have the ability to provide personalised and ongoing support to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Being at the forefront of working with people who are more likely to smoke, these services are implementing sustainable and impactful changes that make it easy for people to access information and support to make smoking history.
Prisons and corrective services
People in prisons bear a disproportionate burden of tobacco use and poor health outcomes. We are working towards changing that by partnering with prisons, corrective services, and post-release services across WA. These services support our mission to increase people’s access to healthy smoke-free environments, and information and support to quit.
Health service providers
Health service providers have a key role influencing health promotion practices and working with the community to help them reduce and quit smoking. We support our partner health service providers with resources and ongoing training and support so they can implement Make Smoking History projects with their local community, health and corrective services.
These organisations support our mission to improve people’s access to healthy smoke-free environments, plus ongoing information and support. This includes providing advice about the Make Smoking History program, contributing to the development of resources and professional development opportunities, advocating for systemic and operational change and sharing information.
Our partner institutes ensure that all research is inclusive of people experiencing disadvantage. These institutes are helping to measure the impact of our program and provide information and advice to ensure that together, we are doing the best we can to make smoking history for everyone.