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Te Hā – Waitaha Smokefree Support

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Description

Want to stop smoking, you've come to the right place. 

Staff

Our Quit Coaches are health professionals qualified to help people stop smoking.

They know the smokefree methods that are backed by research and are trained to tailor specific programmes for everyone they help, so the support is right for them.

How do I access this service?

Contact us

0800 425 700 (Voicemail only). One of the team will call you back.

Referral

visit our website tehawaitaha.nz/contact-us

Website / App

visit out website tehawaitaha.nz

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Fees and Charges Description

No fees apply.

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Although Te Ha - Waitaha will be closed for the public holidays and days in-between we are still able to receive referrals.

Be safe, be kind, be strong. 

All the greetings under the sun from Te Ha- Waitaha Smokefree Support team. 

 

Public Holidays: Closed ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Canterbury Anniversary (15 Nov), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr).

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Smokefree Supports

Te Hā - Waitaha Smokefree Support offers free face-to-face support for all people in Canterbury who want to be smokefree. Our Quit Coaches are based in several services across Canterbury. These include He Waka Tapu (Wainoni), Te Puawaitanga (Hornby), Purapura Whetu (central city), Tangata Atumotu Trust (Central city), Waitaha Primary Health (Rural) and Community and Public Health (central city). Quit Coaches are mobile and are able to work with a lot of people in many different settings - clinics, work places, at home. The journey will include: discussing the different stop smoking methods available to you (including access to free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) - patches, gum and lozenges) creating an individualised plan supports working towards your first smokefree day identifying the triggers that keep us smoking and working out strategies to beating them supports with understanding how to use different stop smoking products to managing the recovery symptoms and reducing the urges. A team of passionate and trained specialist practitioners in smokefree are ready to work with and support you. We understand that everyone’s journey to becoming smokefree is different.

Programme Areas

Smoking cessation

Programme Type

Face to face smoking cessation

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

If you or someone you know would like help to stop smoking, go to our website https://www.tehawaitaha.nz/ or phone 0800 425 700 to leave your name and phone number.

Te Hā – Waitaha offers free face-to-face stop smoking supports to anyone in Canterbury.

Once you or your whānau register for support, a Quit Coach will contact you to discuss how we can help.

This is the beginning of our journey together.

Description

Te Hā - Waitaha Smokefree Support offers free face-to-face support for all people in Canterbury who want to be smokefree.  

Our Quit Coaches are based in several services across Canterbury. These include He Waka Tapu (Wainoni), Te Puawaitanga (Hornby), Purapura Whetu (central city), Tangata Atumotu Trust (Central city), Waitaha Primary Health (Rural) and Community and Public Health (central city).

Quit Coaches are mobile and are able to work with a lot of people in many different settings - clinics, work places, at home.  

The journey will include: 

  • discussing the different stop smoking methods available to you (including access to free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) - patches, gum and lozenges)
  • creating an individualised plan
  • supports working towards your first smokefree day 
  • identifying the triggers that keep us smoking and working out strategies to beating them
  • supports with understanding how to use different stop smoking products to managing the recovery symptoms and reducing the urges.

A team of passionate and trained specialist practitioners in smokefree are ready to work with and support you.

We understand that everyone’s journey to becoming smokefree is different.

Pregnancy Incentive Programme

This programme is for women who are identified as pregnant and are smoking. The programme is to support these women to a smoke-free journey for themselves and their baby. A pregnant woman is a pregnant whaanau. We want to support the whole family. National and international research confirms pregnancy incentives programmes result in significant reductions in smoking prevalence in pregnant women. The Programme: The initial meeting will involve a discussion about the programme and the need. At this session the woman will receive her first incentive voucher. She will receive all information relevant to going smokefree as per the Te Hā -Waitaha Smokefree Programme. There are three milestones in the Pregnancy Incentive Programme. Each milestone reached, with a smokefree CO validation, the woman will receive another incentive voucher, plus she will be offered Quickmist. We will continue to work with the woman as necessary up until baby is 6 weeks old. For more information visit our website https://www.tehawaitaha.nz/ Te Hā -Waitaha Smokefree Support also distribute peepi pods (safe sleep devices) along with the safe sleep discussion to our clients who are pregnant or have a newborn.

Programme Areas

Smoking cessation

Programme Type

Face to face smoking cessation, Maternal smoking cessation

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Description

This programme is for women who are identified as pregnant and are smoking. The programme is to support these women to a smoke-free journey for themselves and their baby. A pregnant woman is a pregnant whaanau. We want to support the whole family.

National and international research confirms pregnancy incentives programmes result in significant reductions in smoking prevalence in pregnant women.

The Programme:

The initial meeting will involve a discussion about the programme and the need. At this session the woman will receive her first incentive voucher. She will receive all information relevant to going smokefree as per the Te Hā -Waitaha Smokefree Programme.

There are three milestones in the Pregnancy Incentive Programme. Each milestone reached, with a smokefree CO validation, the woman will receive another incentive voucher, plus she will be offered Quickmist.

We will continue to work with the woman as necessary up until baby is 6 weeks old.

For more information visit our website https://www.tehawaitaha.nz/

Te Hā -Waitaha Smokefree Support also distribute peepi pods (safe sleep devices) along with the safe sleep discussion to our clients who are pregnant or have a newborn.

Incentive Programmes

We have a variety of incentive programmes dedicated to specific groups. Pregnancy: Pregnancy Incentive Programme for all wahine who are hapu and smoking. Young Wahine Māori: 18 to 30 year old wahine Māori who are wanting supports towards becoming smokefree. Dual incentive programmes: Dual incentive programmes are for community organsiations/kaupapa (Te Kohanga Reo, Sports Clubs and those alike) that have a higher Māori population who are keen to support their community towards becoming smokefree. For more information visit our website https://www.tehawaitaha.nz/

Programme Areas

Smoking cessation, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Kaupapa Māori - smoking cessation

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Visit us online tehawaitaha.nz to refer or call 0800 425 700 (voicemail only)

Description

We have a variety of incentive programmes dedicated to specific groups.

Pregnancy: Pregnancy Incentive Programme for all wahine who are hapu and smoking. 

Young Wahine Māori: 18 to 30 year old wahine Māori who are wanting supports towards becoming smokefree. 

Dual incentive programmes: Dual incentive programmes are for community organsiations/kaupapa (Te Kohanga Reo, Sports Clubs and those alike) that have a higher Māori population who are keen to support their community towards becoming smokefree. 

For more information visit our website https://www.tehawaitaha.nz/

Clinics (Open and Closed)

Open clinics are at the same venue each week and open to anyone in the community who is ready to live smokefree. Closed clinics are for those who are part of a private group, work place or other institute who, through that group, are receiving weekly smokefree supports. These are only for those of that kaupapa. If your workplace/institute is interested in having smokefree support clinics on your site, please do make contact.

Programme Areas

Smoking cessation, Kaupapa Māori, Pacific People

Programme Type

Face to face smoking cessation, Kaupapa Māori - smoking cessation, Maternal smoking cessation, Pacific People - smoking cessation

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Visit our website and contact us tehawaitaha.nz/contact-us 

We will contact you and begin our journey. 

Description

Open clinics are at the same venue each week and open to anyone in the community who is ready to live smokefree. 

Closed clinics are for those who are part of a private group, work place or other institute who, through that group, are receiving weekly smokefree supports. These are only for those of that kaupapa. 

If your workplace/institute is interested in having smokefree support clinics on your site, please do make contact. 

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 10:20AM on November 15, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Hā – Waitaha Smokefree Support.