Care 2 Quit - smoking cessation

In October 2017, our Trust will officially become completely smokefree.

From 02 October 2017, people who use services, staff and visitors will no longer be permitted to smoke tobacco on any Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust premises, including all grounds and gardens. This follows NHS England guidance which recommends all mental health trusts should be smoke-free by 2018.

To help support this transition, Surrey and Borders Partnership will be working alongside the smoking cessation service, Quit 51, to ensure all relevant staff have the training to provide effective advice to people who use services. A smaller number of staff will receive higher levels of training to undertake assessments and provide Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), which will be carried out within 30 minutes of people’s arrival at Trust hospitals. NRT uses replacement nicotine substances such as gum, patches, inhalators, tablets, lozenges and sprays to assist with abstaining from tobacco.

Studies show that stopping smoking is also associated with reduced depression, anxiety and stress and improved mood and quality of life, with an effect that is equal or larger than antidepressant treatment.

For more information on giving up smoking in Surrey, visit


To contact Quit 51 and for further information, please:

Call: 0800 622 6968

Text:  ‘smokefree’ to 66777


If you live in North East Hampshire, visit


Click here to download our handy Care 2 Quit leaflet


A copy of our FAQs are available to download here


Download our tobacco management strategy here


'Beyond the smoking room' video


The below video explores issues around smoking and mental health from both the point of views of staff and people who use services.


Subtitles are available by clicking the second icon on the bottom right bar - so that it is accessible for people with hearing problems