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Health & Community
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Do you need help with motivating, encouraging and supporting your clients to make positive and long-lasting lifestyle changes?

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Do you need help with supporting staff to have better overall health and wellbeing, motivation levels, and productivity at work?

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Do you need help with supporting your community, your clients, your students to have better overall health and wellbeing?

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Chronic disease and mental health issues are on the increase. It is often associated with a number of lifestyle factors, including smoking and alcohol use, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating and poor stress management.

Participation in our programs can help you engage in the ‘behaviour change’ conversation with your clients as part of routine practice. The result? Increased confidence, knowledge and skills for you, and for your client, increased motivation for change.

We can help your staff, community members or secondary school students with effective and practical strategies that will strengthen their motivation for a positive lifestyle change. The result? Reduced absenteeism and presenteeism, and improved morale, productivity and fulfillment.

Want to make a genuine difference? Let us show you how… Contact us today to discuss your program needs, or to obtain a free no obligation quote.

Stavroula Zandes

Director of Health & Wellbeing Training Consultants

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Client Testimonials

Clinicians at bloom hearing specialists loved their training sessions on motivational interviewing with Stavroula. They were very impressed with her ability to research our specific area of interest – hearing. She was available to attend a range of activities we held including a pre-conference event and interstate workshops. She managed to fit a lot of information into a day of training, but clinicians did not feel rushed and enjoyed the pace of the day. Stav’s infectious enthusiasm for training comes across in all of her conversations with participants, and clinicians left her sessions feeling energised and engaged, and keen to put into practise some of their new found skills. One of the major benefits of Stav’s training was that she provided resources, phrases and clinically applicable techniques to clinicians who felt that they now had the appropriate tools to implement the training immediately. These tools ensure we can maintain our... Read More

Clinicians at bloom hearing specialists loved their training sessions on motivational interviewing with Stavroula. They were very impressed with her ability to research our specific area of interest – hearing. She was available to attend a range of activities we held including a pre-conference event and interstate workshops. She managed to fit a lot of information into a day of training, but clinicians did not feel rushed and enjoyed the pace of the day.

Stav’s infectious enthusiasm for training comes across in all of her conversations with participants, and clinicians left her sessions feeling energised and engaged, and keen to put into practise some of their new found skills.

One of the major benefits of Stav’s training was that she provided resources, phrases and clinically applicable techniques to clinicians who felt that they now had the appropriate tools to implement the training immediately. These tools ensure we can maintain our commitment to a strong focus on client centred care. Clinicians were encouraged to share their experiences, both personal and clinical, during the training and Stav created a non-threatening environment which facilitated great discussion.

Stav has also provided excellent follow up opportunities to the participants to ensure the training is embedded. It was a pleasure to work alongside Stav and I would recommend her professional training services.

Davina Ross
Regional Head of Retail Audiology/National Clinical Educator/Audiologist / Bloom Hearing Specialists

We were very pleased to have Stavroula Zandes, training consultant and director from Health & Wellbeing Training Consultants as a guest speaker on the topic of ‘Smoking Cessation’, at one of our scheduled CPD events for our organisation. Dental professionals are faced with patients on a daily basis who smoke. It is one of our main priorities to improve health via cessation advice, hence, we were all looking forward to having an expert on the subject speak at our CPD event. Over the course of her presentation, Stavroula gave a wide range of information about current statistics and figures, how to bring up the topic of cessation with patients, the physiological aspects of addiction and much more. A lot of the information was very eye opening. After the presentation, we felt equipped to tackle the problem of smoking with our patients, and help our patients achieve a smokefree life. Whilst... Read More

We were very pleased to have Stavroula Zandes, training consultant and director from Health & Wellbeing Training Consultants as a guest speaker on the topic of ‘Smoking Cessation’, at one of our scheduled CPD events for our organisation.

Dental professionals are faced with patients on a daily basis who smoke. It is one of our main priorities to improve health via cessation advice, hence, we were all looking forward to having an expert on the subject speak at our CPD event.

Over the course of her presentation, Stavroula gave a wide range of information about current statistics and figures, how to bring up the topic of cessation with patients, the physiological aspects of addiction and much more. A lot of the information was very eye opening. After the presentation, we felt equipped to tackle the problem of smoking with our patients, and help our patients achieve a smokefree life.

Whilst the topics were complex, the expertise of Stavroula guided us through them with great ease and humour. It is difficult to grab every one’s attention very early on a Saturday morning, but Stavroula had every one’s undivided attention.

I would highly recommend Stavroula and her organisation to any group looking to get great health information and knowledge delivered in a great enthusiastic manner.

Neill Cullen
CPD Department / Dental Hygienists Association of Australia - Victoria branch

I am a health professional with a background in critical care nursing, project management and chronic disease service management. I was privileged to have Stavroula Zandes work with my metropolitan health service in partnership from 2009 till 2012. Stav (in her role as Cessation Settings Manager for Quit Victoria), assisted us to set up smoking cessation services, as well as provide support for our organisation going smokefree. Stav was able to see what we were aiming to achieve, including our broader work to address the harm from smoking in the wider local community through partnerships to promote de-normalization and smoke free spaces. The expertise Stav holds was freely shared with us during her membership of our smoking strategy steering committee. I always received very positive feedback from smoking cessation educator training that Stav and her staff delivered to our staff and local stakeholders. Stav has both a very professional demeanour... Read More

I am a health professional with a background in critical care nursing, project management and chronic disease service management.

I was privileged to have Stavroula Zandes work with my metropolitan health service in partnership from 2009 till 2012. Stav (in her role as Cessation Settings Manager for Quit Victoria), assisted us to set up smoking cessation services, as well as provide support for our organisation going smokefree.

Stav was able to see what we were aiming to achieve, including our broader work to address the harm from smoking in the wider local community through partnerships to promote de-normalization and smoke free spaces. The expertise Stav holds was freely shared with us during her membership of our smoking strategy steering committee.

I always received very positive feedback from smoking cessation educator training that Stav and her staff delivered to our staff and local stakeholders. Stav has both a very professional demeanour and excellent people skills; she is able to inspire people and deliver information and behaviour change education training clearly, inclusively and insightfully.

I will not hesitate to work with Stav again if the opportunity arises. I find Stav a passionate person with a very strong drive to address the harm smoking causes to people in our community. I wish Health & Wellbeing Training Consultants all the best and can recommend them to you on the basis of my experience with Stavroula Zandes.

J.C.R
Health Professional / Metropolitan Health Service

Stav and I first met many years ago while working respectively in the health sector. We reconnected a few years ago and through our conversations it became apparent that she would be an ideal presenter for an upcoming Monash Women’s Business Network event looking at work-life balance. The timing was incredible – as was Stav’s presentation; she is still fondly remembered as one of the best, engaging and practical presenters the network has had. Stav’s presentations skills impressed me so much I asked if she would be interested in teaching with me at Monash University which she now does.  Stav provides both lectures and tutorials for undergraduate health science subjects. She always receives glowing feedback from students who describe her as engaging, passionate, helpful and approachable. Stav is an outstanding, engaging  presenter who ignites a passion for the content she presents with any audience. Stav is also a joy to... Read More

Stav and I first met many years ago while working respectively in the health sector. We reconnected a few years ago and through our conversations it became apparent that she would be an ideal presenter for an upcoming Monash Women’s Business Network event looking at work-life balance. The timing was incredible – as was Stav’s presentation; she is still fondly remembered as one of the best, engaging and practical presenters the network has had.

Stav’s presentations skills impressed me so much I asked if she would be interested in teaching with me at Monash University which she now does.  Stav provides both lectures and tutorials for undergraduate health science subjects. She always receives glowing feedback from students who describe her as engaging, passionate, helpful and approachable.

Stav is an outstanding, engaging  presenter who ignites a passion for the content she presents with any audience. Stav is also a joy to work with  – always responsive and supportive. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to your organisation.

Micaela Drieberg
Lecturer / Monash University / School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Inner South Community Health is an organisation which has taken a proactive approach to smoking cessation by addressing smoking with some of the most vulnerable groups in the community. Stav Zandes was recently invited to train a diverse group of staff which has further strengthened and extended the smoking cessation delivery to a population of  disadvantaged smokers. Stav holds a lovely sense of enthusiasm for her work which teams up well with her practical and engaging approach as a trainer. Subsequently, confidence and enthusiasm are developed in the participants as the natural outcome. Stav blends her many years’ experience from working at Quit Victoria with some illuminating anecdotal material which resonates as valuable resources to motivate clients. The training has been a catalyst for developing more sustainable support networks within the organisation in dealing with complex smoking cessation client work, and has also provided further opportunities for clients to engage... Read More

Inner South Community Health is an organisation which has taken a proactive approach to smoking cessation by addressing smoking with some of the most vulnerable groups in the community. Stav Zandes was recently invited to train a diverse group of staff which has further strengthened and extended the smoking cessation delivery to a population of  disadvantaged smokers.

Stav holds a lovely sense of enthusiasm for her work which teams up well with her practical and engaging approach as a trainer. Subsequently, confidence and enthusiasm are developed in the participants as the natural outcome. Stav blends her many years’ experience from working at Quit Victoria with some illuminating anecdotal material which resonates as valuable resources to motivate clients. The training has been a catalyst for developing more sustainable support networks within the organisation in dealing with complex smoking cessation client work, and has also provided further opportunities for clients to engage their attention to smoking cessation when receiving other services. Stav’s training provides a solid and holistic base for any health care professional to build on their skills to engage and support clients with smoking cessation.

Because Stav was able to provide flexibility in her service delivery, the material was tailored to our organisation’s cultural setting, increasing the opportunity for a range of professionals to make meaningful connections with the training material. I highly recommend Stav as a trainer and presenter – her warm and personable style makes the material accessible and stimulating. The training material provided has a sound evidence base and is relevant to an array of settings in the community.

Kate Chester
Registered Nurse & Social Worker / Inner South Community Health Service

Thank you for your presentation titled ‘Work Life Balance’ to the Women’s Business Network on Wednesday 8 October 2014. Your presentation on learning how to balance your life to achieve quality outcomes was very relevant to the audience and well received. In particular, the audience appreciated the interactive style of your presentation outlining the benefits of achieving a good work/life balance, the costs of a poor work/life balance and the practical strategies to achieve a healthy work/life balance. Feedback following the event was that the format, content and delivery of your PowerPoint presentation were excellent. Accordingly we would like you to present again in the future on another relevant topic and will be in contact with you. Please do not hesitate to contact me on 9518 3454 to further discuss this. Yours sincerely

Jeffrey McAlpine
Manager Economic Development / Monash City Council

Health & Wellbeing Training Consultants delivered training in a culturally appropriate and safe way. Many staff mentioned the positive outcomes of being involved, and how training helped staff to connect with each other which fostered a great team environment. Stav was approachable and not judgemental in her approach. I would not hesitate to recommend H&WTC to other organisations.

The “Learning to live life with good health and wellbeing” workshop facilitated by Stav Zandes was received with much enthusiasm and positivity by the participants in the Soul~Sista’s Living Strong program. This program is designed to support Aboriginal women in the southern metropolitan region of Melbourne to achieve and maintain their healthy lifestyle goals in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and weight loss. Running this workshop at the onset of the program as a motivational support for women to achieve their goals has become paramount, helping them to understand how personal habits and lifestyle choices actually contribute towards health outcomes. Stav’s workshop demonstrated and encouraged women, in a safe, non-threatening, supportive and culturally appropriate environment to identify their health needs in a holistic context. Women on the day left the workshop feeling motivated, supported and encouraged to make healthier choices without feeling overwhelmed. I can highly recommend this workshop... Read More

The “Learning to live life with good health and wellbeing” workshop facilitated by Stav Zandes was received with much enthusiasm and positivity by the participants in the Soul~Sista’s Living Strong program. This program is designed to support Aboriginal women in the southern metropolitan region of Melbourne to achieve and maintain their healthy lifestyle goals in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and weight loss.

Running this workshop at the onset of the program as a motivational support for women to achieve their goals has become paramount, helping them to understand how personal habits and lifestyle choices actually contribute towards health outcomes.

Stav’s workshop demonstrated and encouraged women, in a safe, non-threatening, supportive and culturally appropriate environment to identify their health needs in a holistic context. Women on the day left the workshop feeling motivated, supported and encouraged to make healthier choices without feeling overwhelmed.

I can highly recommend this workshop for any program or organisation that is looking at supporting community or staff to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle. Stav’s facilitation approach is mindful of group and individual needs.

Stav facilitates with an awareness of group dynamics and in a respectful, fun and friendly way. I will definitely look at booking a workshop through Health & Wellbeing Training Consultants again.

Sylvia Kassing
Healthy Lifestyle Worker - Bunurong Healthy Lifestyle Team / Dandenong & District Aborigines Cooperative Ltd

I am a dental practitioner who is enthusiastic about preventing tobacco smoking in the community. I have worked with Stav over many years during her educational role with Quit Victoria. Stav, like me, is passionate about encouraging and assisting others to kick the habit of smoking. I have found the enormous effort that Stav puts into her work and the understanding that she brings to this area of health promotion to be outstanding. I recommend Stav, the techniques and skills she brings to the area together with her ability to work successfully and collaboratively, to people and organisations who have a variety of needs and aspirations

Mike Morgan
Dentist

From a personal perspective the 2 day Quit Educator training that Stavroula Zandes and her colleague Elizabeth Holloway provided was excellent.  At all times their presentations were professional, and the topics were kept interesting and to the point, while also allowing for appropriate discussions.  Overall Stav made the two day course a pleasure to attend.

Rory Munn
Certified Addictions Counsellor and Youth Worker / Mental Health Worker and (Teacher)

As the Smoking Cessation Support Nurse Co-ordinator (Advanced Practice) within an acute Cancer Care hospital, I had the professional pleasure to work closely for several years, with Stavroula Zandes in her role as the Cessation Settings Manager at Quit Victoria. Stav enabled staff within my organisation access to excellent education which she facilitated and conducted, and as such developed a team of Smoking Cessation professionals within our organisation who are able to provide expert support for cancer patients to quit smoking.  Notwithstanding, I also was employed by Quit Victoria to conduct sessional training for health professionals with Stav, and as such was able to experience firsthand, the exceptional quality of Stav’s training, professional behaviours, knowledge and skilled application as she facilitated the education sessions. Since 2002, when the Smoking Cessation Support program was initiated in our hospital, Quit Victoria became a key stakeholder in assisting access to advice, information and... Read More

As the Smoking Cessation Support Nurse Co-ordinator (Advanced Practice) within an acute Cancer Care hospital, I had the professional pleasure to work closely for several years, with Stavroula Zandes in her role as the Cessation Settings Manager at Quit Victoria.

Stav enabled staff within my organisation access to excellent education which she facilitated and conducted, and as such developed a team of Smoking Cessation professionals within our organisation who are able to provide expert support for cancer patients to quit smoking.  Notwithstanding, I also was employed by Quit Victoria to conduct sessional training for health professionals with Stav, and as such was able to experience firsthand, the exceptional quality of Stav’s training, professional behaviours, knowledge and skilled application as she facilitated the education sessions.

Since 2002, when the Smoking Cessation Support program was initiated in our hospital, Quit Victoria became a key stakeholder in assisting access to advice, information and importantly education support to develop “Quit Champions”, expert knowledge on tobacco control issues and becoming a Totally Smoke Free hospital.  Through Quit Victoria, as the Smoking Cessation Program Nurse Coordinator, I was introduced to Stav Zandes and was immediately impressed by her professional qualities of educator and facilitator, organisation skills, capacity to coordinate and conduct intense training of large groups.  Her knowledge maintenance is evidence based, contemporary, and reliable.  Feedback from participants that our organisation supported to attend Stav’s education at Quit Victoria was always extremely positive and Stav’s exemplary skills as an educator appreciated and commented on.  As such, our staff were confident and felt well skilled in approaching the sometimes difficult topic of quitting smoking with cancer patients, using the skills of empathy, consideration and motivational interviewing they learnt under Stav’s tuition.

During the years I have worked closely with Stav, I personally have found her as a colleague that was always a pleasure to associate with.  Her enthusiasm, passion for her work and desire to assist people achieve healthier lifestyles and improved outcomes were ever present.  She is highly approachable, engaging and very amicable.

I can only highly recommend Stavroula Zandes with her friendly demeanour and excellent professional skills for Health & Wellbeing Training.  Her knowledge, flexibility and capacity to translate her skills into various health promotion settings would be an asset to any organisation that values their employees and customers to achieve overall healthful wellbeing through either smoking cessation or be it weight control, stress management or mindfulness.

Ingrid Plueckhahn
RN, B.Health Sci, Grad dip Cancer & Palliative Care
MPH
Advanced Practice Nurse – Smoking Cessation Nurse Co-ordinator / Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The Salvation Army’s Community Reintegration Program (CRP) supports adults recovering from homelessness and drug dependency. With Stav’s support, knowledge and training expertise, CRP practitioners have been skilled to deliver a smoking cessation program to a group of highly marginalised people who would not normally have access to smoking cessation support. Stav engaged with the specific needs of our client group and provided training that was highly relevant and beneficial to the program. We have valued Stav’s commitment to providing high quality training that has directly impacted the health and wellbeing of many clients who access our program.

Liz Edminson
Team Leader - Community Reintegration Program / Salvation Army

Both my colleague Caitlyn Wilson and I had the pleasure of meeting Stavroula Zandes at the end of 2011 when she was Quit Victoria’s Training Manager. We attended Quit’s 2 day Educator training as Work Health representatives from Incolink.  Incolink administers industry funds and provides information and support to employer and employee members in the building and construction industry throughout Victoria. We were immediately impressed by Stav’s passion for tobacco control, her in-depth knowledge of the subject as well as her professional and approachable nature.  She displayed excellent training skills and was a dynamic presenter. She engaged and established rapport with the whole group very quickly through her facilitation of active learning consisting of open discussions, quizzes and role plays where we felt safe to participate, without judgement. Our smoking cessation project was in partnership with WorkHealth to deliver health checks in the commercial construction industry. As part of this... Read More

Both my colleague Caitlyn Wilson and I had the pleasure of meeting Stavroula Zandes at the end of 2011 when she was Quit Victoria’s Training Manager. We attended Quit’s 2 day Educator training as Work Health representatives from Incolink.  Incolink administers industry funds and provides information and support to employer and employee members in the building and construction industry throughout Victoria.

We were immediately impressed by Stav’s passion for tobacco control, her in-depth knowledge of the subject as well as her professional and approachable nature.  She displayed excellent training skills and was a dynamic presenter. She engaged and established rapport with the whole group very quickly through her facilitation of active learning consisting of open discussions, quizzes and role plays where we felt safe to participate, without judgement.

Our smoking cessation project was in partnership with WorkHealth to deliver health checks in the commercial construction industry. As part of this program, we were delivering various information sessions to worksites that have completed health checks, including implementing a smoking cessation program for our smoking members. Results from approximately 20,000 WorkHealth checks conducted from 2010 to 2013 on all the Incolink sites, revealed that 35% of the population smoked. We were therefore very keen to engage in the smoking cessation conversation with workers and to distribute quit smoking information, encouraging our members to quit.

In short, given Stav’s passion and dedication to community health and wellbeing, and her ability to inspire and motivate others, we would certainly work with her again in the future.

David Cronin
Work Health Coordinator / Incolink

A key focus in my retail consulting business is the development of Health Solutions – in terms of merchandising, marketing and customer engagement. As an ex and very heavy smoker, I was particularly interested in the Quit Smoking category and how to help pharmacy customers quit. I did 3 things: Attended Stavroula’s program as a Quit counselor around 2003; Developed 2 categories within my FeelGood Guide program on Smoking in 2003 (in concert with The Pharmacy Guild of Australia) and later in 2006; Developed an intensive counseling program using several different strategies to help quit – called No Need to Smoke in 2008 (both of the last 2 have been purchased by Terry White Chemists) As part of these developments, I attempted to use the appropriate Australian anti smoking bodies, but none had the quality, passion and commitment of Victoria. From my point of view that was entirely due to... Read More

A key focus in my retail consulting business is the development of Health Solutions – in terms of merchandising, marketing and customer engagement. As an ex and very heavy smoker, I was particularly interested in the Quit Smoking category and how to help pharmacy customers quit.

I did 3 things:

  1. Attended Stavroula’s program as a Quit counselor around 2003;
  2. Developed 2 categories within my FeelGood Guide program on Smoking in 2003 (in concert with The Pharmacy Guild of Australia) and later in 2006;
  3. Developed an intensive counseling program using several different strategies to help quit – called No Need to Smoke in 2008 (both of the last 2 have been purchased by Terry White Chemists)

As part of these developments, I attempted to use the appropriate Australian anti smoking bodies, but none had the quality, passion and commitment of Victoria. From my point of view that was entirely due to Stavroula – her deep understanding of the topic; her compassion; her training skill; her desire to help. When it came to training the pharmacists and their staff in the program, I totally insisted that they came to one of her courses, or in the case of Mater Hospital pharmacists in Brisbane, that she took her course to them.

I am delighted to hear that she has now completed and adopted all different strategies available to assist smokers quit, so anyone who uses Stavroula gets the whole package.

I have known, liked and respected Stavroula as ‘my first choice’ in this health category – and undoubtedly she could bring her skills to bear on other categories as well.

Please feel free to call me on 03 9775 2333.

Hilary Kahn
Managing Director / Frontline Strategies Pty. Ltd

We sincerely thank Stav from Health & Wellbeing Training for coming to our school in the western suburbs of Melbourne. All students and staff thoroughly enjoyed having Stav talk with us about the health risks of smoking and information about tobacco. It was fantastic how Stav spoke of peer group pressure with the students and brain stormed with them how to say no when offered cigarettes. What we really loved, was how Stav tapped into the students’ strengths and made them feel empowered and showed them that THEY themselves have the power to refuse cigarettes. She showed them that they are in control of their own lives. The prizes were very motivational for the students also. They were well received. The new and updated information offered about cigarettes were quite shocking to the students. The highlight was when Stav told us that there are no longer 4000 poisons in each... Read More

We sincerely thank Stav from Health & Wellbeing Training for coming to our school in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

All students and staff thoroughly enjoyed having Stav talk with us about the health risks of smoking and information about tobacco. It was fantastic how Stav spoke of peer group pressure with the students and brain stormed with them how to say no when offered cigarettes. What we really loved, was how Stav tapped into the students’ strengths and made them feel empowered and showed them that THEY themselves have the power to refuse cigarettes. She showed them that they are in control of their own lives. The prizes were very motivational for the students also. They were well received.

The new and updated information offered about cigarettes were quite shocking to the students. The highlight was when Stav told us that there are no longer 4000 poisons in each cigarette, and this amount had risen a staggering amount.

The videos were engaging and funny and extremely educational. Stav was also very engaging with the students and her passion shone through clearly, which spread to all the students.

It was interesting to see that not many students are interested in smoking and think it’s actually ‘un cool’ to do it. Stav’s information enforced this for them.

Stav was very motivational, and her warm, friendly and enthusiastic manner was extremely nice to work with.

We will DEFINITELY have Stav back again for future talks within our school.

Thank you once again Stav.

Giovanna Mercuri
Student Welfare Coordinator / Melton Secondary College

Our staff completed smoking cessation training with Stavroula and as a result, we have successfully delivered a number of smoking cessation programs to our clients who have a mental illness. In a number of cases, we have been able to help clients reduce their smoking with a view to quitting in the future. Some of our clients have quit successfully and we have helped them maintain their achievements. We have also been able to adapt our smoking cessation services to successfully assist people from CALD backgrounds to help them work towards and achieve a smokefree life. As a training facilitator, Stav is very professional and personable which is imperative for good learning and understanding. Our staff found training with Stav to be engaging and supportive with very useful tools and techniques to be able to confidently deliver sessions independently. As a result of attending Stav’s training, we have been able... Read More

Our staff completed smoking cessation training with Stavroula and as a result, we have successfully delivered a number of smoking cessation programs to our clients who have a mental illness. In a number of cases, we have been able to help clients reduce their smoking with a view to quitting in the future. Some of our clients have quit successfully and we have helped them maintain their achievements.

We have also been able to adapt our smoking cessation services to successfully assist people from CALD backgrounds to help them work towards and achieve a smokefree life. As a training facilitator, Stav is very professional and personable which is imperative for good learning and understanding. Our staff found training with Stav to be engaging and supportive with very useful tools and techniques to be able to confidently deliver sessions independently.

As a result of attending Stav’s training, we have been able to go on to presenting the successes we’ve had with our smoking cessation programs at conferences. As new staff come on board, we would definitely be looking to use Stav for future requirements.

Mel Hare
Day Program Co-ordinator / Mental Illness Fellowship