Cancer Council Fresh Start Programs
Fresh Start is a course for smokers who want to quit but feel they require some support in doing so. The course was developed by Quit Victoria (a division of The Cancer Council Victoria) and is a nationally recognised and accredited quit smoking program. Its proven success has resulted in it being adopted by other state cancer organisations and health services. The Cancer Council Western Australia is licensed by The Cancer Council Victoria to offer Fresh Start in this state.
The Cancer Council WA conducts courses for smokers, and trains and accredits suitable health and other professionals to deliver courses in their community or workplace. In WA, the Fresh Start program is funded through course fees and community donations.
The Cancer Council WA’s Fresh Start program offers two services:
- Fresh Start quit smoking course for smokers who want help to quit; and
- Fresh Start health professional training for those who wish to assist their clients to quit.