To equip workers supporting people with lived experience of mental health problems with the knowledge, skills and confidence to initiate a conversation on smoking and discuss options for supporting people who are ready to quit.
By the end of this course participants will have:
- Increased knowledge of the harm caused to people with mental health problems, including the effects of smoking on medications
- Increased awareness of the wider links between smoking and inequalities
- Increased confidence to initiate discussion on smoking, including the IMPACT guidance and practical application of other tools and techniques
- Outlined the importance and relevance of your role in discussing smoking with people of lived experience of mental health problems, as well as your role in providing ongoing support.
- An overview of local stop-smoking support options including: behavioural support, nicotine and non-nicotine containing products (which can assist in a quit attempt) and policy.
Who should attend?
This training is primarily designed for staff working within third sector organisations where there are significant numbers of people with lived experience of mental health problems using their service.
The course comprises a one-hour online session and a two-hour face-to-face session.
Fiona Lockett, Tobacco Prevention Officer, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership
Lorraine McQueen, Stop Smoking Advisor, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership
Mary-Grace Burinski, Health Promotion Officer, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership