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Smoking Cessation and Mental Health​

This course has been designed to support staff in implementing and developing smoking cessation approaches in inpatient and community settings. The content open_awards_logo includes a consideration of the prevalence and meaning of tobacco smoking amongst people with poor mental health, initiating and supporting tobacco use reduction and information about the types and use of nicotine replacement products.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to

  • summarise the current information regarding tobacco and smoking
  • outline the relationship between smoking and mental health
  • discuss the motivations for, and challenges of, reducing and/or stopping smoking for people with poor mental health
  • use the 'Cut down to quit' and/or 'Stopping Smoking' packs as applicable and appropriate.
  • identify the effects of smoking and stopping smoking on drug metabolism and recommend appropriate nicotine replacement products

Who is this course for?

The course is available for staff working with mental health patients in inpatient and community settings.

Dates, Duration and Venue

Date TBC
Duration 1 day
Venue Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, M25 3BL


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