MHSP Resources for trusts
Resources to support practice
This page contains resources developed by the Mental Health and Smoking Partnership for those working in mental health inpatient and community settings.
Resources for inpatient settings
This 2-page training guide for mental health professionals sets out each professional groups’ responsibilities in the stop smoking pathway and examples of appropriate training. The guide includes links to online training resources developed by the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT). Professional groups covered in the guide include:
- Mental health nurses (inpatient & community)
- Mental health nurses with a lead responsibility for physical health/smoking cessation
- Psychiatrists (inpatient & community)
- Allied Health Professionals working in mental health settings.
This evidence into practice briefing sets out evidence, case studies and lessons for practice on the implementation of smokefree policies in line with NICE PH48 in mental health trusts. It also directs readers to further resources that provide advice and guidance on issues such as prescribing of pharmacotherapy, commissioning in line with smokefree policies and staff training.
This Q&A document sets out key questions to assess your trust’s progress towards supporting service users to quit smoking in line with NICE guidance PH48.
This poster describes effective ways to help service users quit smoking and should be displayed in staff areas of inpatient settings. The poster is accompanied by a myth busting briefing which includes further information about the effects of smoking on mental health, e-cigarettes, desire to quit, smokefree environments and more.
Resources for community settings
This short leaflet sets out key information on smoking for people with mental health conditions, including the benefits of being smokefree and the support they should be offered by the community mental health team to help them quit.
This short brief provides information for mental health professionals on supporting smokers to quit, including addressing some common misconceptions.
- Smoking and mental health – A joint report by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Psychiatrists
- NICE Guidance PH48 – Smoking: acute, maternity and mental health services
- Mental health, smoking and poverty in the UK – This report, by Dr Tessa Langley of the University of Nottingham, quantifies the extent to which smoking exacerbates poverty in adults with mental health conditions in the UK
- ASH smoking and mental health survey 2016 – This report examines the results of surveys which explored the attitudes of people with mental health conditions to smoking and the views of staff working with people with mental health conditions
- Smoking and mental health conditions – This briefing sits within the wider Health Inequalities Resource Pack which has been designed as a set of pragmatic tools, setting out the problem and solutions, to support the case for targeted tobacco control in groups with high smoking prevalence
- The ASH smoking and mental health factsheet