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AQL counsellors

AQL counsellors support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community to quit smoking or vaping. We can also support you if you’re using vapes to quit the smokes. 

Culture is at the centre of everything we do, bringing our traditional ways of yarning into the counselling. We respect Men’s and Women’s Business. If you want to speak to a woman, you can. If you want to speak to a man, you can. We are a safe space for members of the LGBTIQ+ community.

When someone gets counselling through AQL, they work with the same counsellor the whole way through the quitting process.

Meet our AQL counsellors:

Jamara Maza AQL counsellor

Hello, I’m Jamara. I’m a proud Butchulla and Meriam Mir woman.

I’m passionate about helping our community quit, my job is rewarding, and I get to speak to a variety of community members.

Erica AQL counsellor

Hi, my name is Erica and I am a proud Wongatha, Mirning, Ngadju woman from WA.

Since finishing my university studies in the health field, I have been working with the AQL to help our mob stop smoking or vaping.

Syl AQL counsellor

Hello my name’s Syl. I'm a Kamilaroi person of mixed heritage, currently working from Kaurna Country Nunga Nation/SA.

I’ve worked as an Aboriginal Health Worker and now value being part of the dedicated AQL team. I appreciate connecting, yarning and hearing stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Often, people yarn about searching for a sense of purposefulness and meaningfulness, and that helps us find ways to support them through their quit journey.

There’s no pressure to do anything you’re not ready to do. We work with you to help empower and support you in the way you want to quit. If you’re supporting a loved one to quit, we can also help you.

Ready to yarn with us?

AQL is a free service! There are a few ways you can contact us:

  1. Call 13 7848 Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm and ask to speak with an AQL counsellor (just the cost of a local call)
  2. Fill out this online form and we’ll call you back
  3. Message us on Facebook
  4. Ask your doctor, Aboriginal health worker or TIS worker for a referral. They’ll get in touch with us, and we’ll get in touch with you.
AQL support

There are many ways to contact AQL

Request a callback, chat online or call 13 7848.
You can also text 'call back' to 0482 090 634.

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