IMPACT Project – Talking about smoking and mental health

ASH Scotland is offering free training to raise awareness of the links between smoking and poor mental health.

The aim of the IMPACT project is to raise awareness of the links between smoking and poor mental health and to encourage mental health and other practitioners to discuss these links. If you work with people who have lived experience of mental health problems, the IMPACT Guidance (this link will take you away from our website) can help you talk more confidently about how smoking tobacco impacts on mental health and discuss what options are available if someone does want to consider quitting.

ASH Scotland (this link will take you away from our website) has developed a free short training course to develop the information provided in the guidance pack. Presently this is available to third sector organisations operating across Scotland.

The IMPACT Project (this link will take you away from our website) can deliver this free training to organizations in their own premises if you can provide between 6 – 15 participants.

Contact Jim O’Rorke at jororke@ashscotland.org.uk to discuss this.

They also hold open sessions in our offices in central Edinburgh

New dates for this training taking places in ASH Scotland offices in Edinburgh:

9th May 10am –  12pm

6th June 10am – 12pm

If you are interested in taking part either of these, please book through Eventbrite, here. Also at the IMPACT website, here.(this link will take you away from our website)