Cygnet Beckton Stoptober Workshop

Cygnet Beckton Stoptober Workshop To mark Stoptober Venta was kindly invited to take part in a stop smoking workshop at Cygnet Beckton hospital. Six patients attended and the workshop consisted of introductions, a presentation, quizzes, bingo and prizes which were provided by Venta Services. Feedback on our service from patients was very positive. Patients informed…

ASH SMOKING AND MENTAL HEALTH FACT SHEET

ASH FACT SHEET SMOKING AND MENTAL HEALTH ASH (action on smoking and health) have published a fact sheet examining the link between smoking and mental health. It is estimated that 40% of adults with serious mental illnesses smoke. Some evidence suggests that smoking could act as a trigger for mental health. More effort is needed…

STOPTOBER IS COMING

STOPTOBER IS COMING Stoptober is arriving and this is the perfect time to quit smoking. Hospitals are advised to encourage patients to quit smoking during this month. The NHS are providing support for smokers to quit and e-cigarettes are encouraged as a useful stop smoking tool. For more information and support for this coming Stoptober…

CYGNET HOSPITAL BECKTON PILOT

CYGNET HOSPITAL BECKTON PILOT Cygnet Hospital Beckton have piloted our service in their hospital with great results. The pilot was for 3 months and showed positive patient and staff feedback. Patients are quoted as saying “I have cut down tobacco use,” “They are good value as I use 1 a day, cheaper than a packet…

NHS SMOKE FREE PLEDGE

NHS SMOKE FREE PLEDGE NHS have stated that smoking is the single greatest cause of premature death and disease in our communities.  Smoking is an epidemic that kills 80,000 people in England every year. There is growing evidence to suggest people with mental health conditions are at a greater disadvantage. We welcome NHS’s pledge to…

PHE Smoking Mental Health

Public Health England (PHE)

Public Health England (PHE) Smoking and Mental Health Public Health England (PHE), have published guidance on the importance of smoking cessation among mental health patients. According to PHE’s report people with poor mental health die, on average, 10 to 20 years earlier than the general population and smoking is the biggest cause of this life…