Our goal is to provide an integrated, holistic and culturally appropriate Smoking Cessation program to the families of the Fitzroy Valley. The program delivers education for the families of the Fitzroy Valley around the harmful effects of tobacco, and provides support to people at attempting behavioural change.
Mick Mancell is a Smoking Cessation Counsellor and Health Promotion Officer for Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services.
He has been working within the Fitzroy Valley for the past four years, and has helped many Aboriginal people and their families to quit smoking, and to make their homes smokefree.
Mick provides support to the other Health Promotion programs and has a special relationship with the twelve schools within the Fitzroy Valley area.
His innovative use of media and sports activities is well known by adults and children throughout the Fitzroy Valley. Mick has also promoted Smokefree signage (posters, tee-shirts and stickers) designed by children and this has been very successful in attracting participation at schools, health promotion events and community activities.