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Smoking Cessation and Mental Health Summit: Reclaiming the Stolen Years

This Conference is now Closed

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“Among those with a serious mental illness 40.5% smoke.”

Smoke Free Action Coalition Policy February 2018

“Smoking rates have fallen significantly, but smoking still accounts for more years of life lost than any other modifiable risk factor.”

The NHS Long Term Plan January 2019

“Most smokers who have a mental health condition want to quit and it’s vital that the services and support are in place to help them do so. The ambition of The Stolen Years report, and of the Partnership, is to reduce smoking rates among people with a mental health condition: to 5% by 2035, with an interim target of 35% by 2020. It sets out clear recommendations for the actions needed to make this a reality.”

The Mental Health and Smoking Partnership 2018

Policies to achieve Smokefree ‘sites’ can only be delivered if the staff and patients are empowered with the latest best practice in smoking cessation. With this first ever ‘Stolen Years’ summit, CHRE aims to to bridge the current policy and practice gap and deliver Smokefree mental health sites sustainably.

This CPD certified programme focuses on the practicalities of supporting people with a mental health diagnosis to quit smoking. You will hear national updates, case studies and extended interactive sessions focusing on Cessation Aids: Options, Prescribing and Practicalities. You will be provided with practical information and inspiration to take back to your organisation and utilise in implementing and improving smoking cessation in your service, ensuring you effectively supports people with mental health conditions to stop smoking and does so within a smoke free environment.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Update your knowledge on the effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions in people with mental disorder
  • Learn from established practice in delivering a smoke free mental health setting and training and educating frontline staff
  • Network with colleagues working to support people with mental health conditions
  • Examine your role in improving the quality of smoking cessation services for mental health patients
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence


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