Care 2 Quit - we are smokefree!

We are a smokefree Trust. Here you will find all the information you need to stay smokefree whilst on our premises.

On 2nd October 2017, our Trust became smokefree, meaning people who use services, staff and visitors can no longer smoke tobacco products on any of our premises, including car parks and inpatient gardens. This comes as part of a wider health and wellbeing drive at the Trust which aims to promote the important link between physical and mental health.

On the day we went smokefree, Jo Young, our Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive, said: “Smoking has a devastating impact on a person’s physical and mental health and unfortunately many people who use our services smoke tobacco.

“People with mental health conditions die, on average, 10-20 years earlier than the rest of our population and smoking is one of the biggest causes of this gap - this is simply unacceptable in 2017. As an NHS Trust we are taking action to promote and improve people’s physical health as well as their mental wellbeing.”

Below you will find all the information you need regarding our decision to go smokefree. This includes various leaflets and our Trust policy:

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We are smokefree! – A brief leaflet which provides basic on why we have become smokefree and who it affects

What to do if you’re expecting a home visit – This leaflet is for anyone who might, at any point, receive a home visit from our staff. This explains what you can do to ensure the visit takes place in a healthy environment.

What to expect if you stay with us – This leaflet provides more in-depth information for anyone who is staying in our hospital or overnight services. Please make sure you are familiar with this.

Do you want help to stop smoking? - Here you will find lots of information about how our smoking cessation advisors can help you to stop smoking!

Easy Read version of the smokfree leaflet

Our smokefree policy

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We also now have two dedicated stop smoking advisors operating across the Trust. Emily Lucocq and Sally Jalasi, who are part of the Physical Health team, will be visible across all of our locations overseeing the rollout of the Care 2 Quit project and supporting you if you would like to stop smoking.

For more information please contact Emily Lucocq or Sally Jalasi or email care2quit@sabp.nhs.uk.