Taking action on smoking and health
Registration is now open for the launch of the IMPACT Guidance on smoking and mental health within community-based support organisations. The event is taking place on Tuesday 21st March at the Grassmarket Community Project in central Edinburgh. We are delighted that Maureen Watt, the Minister for Mental Health, will be in attendance to discuss how the Guidance can help support the forthcoming Strategy for Mental Health in Scotland.
Programme (PDF 50KB)
Registration (Word 20KB)
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Morning of Tuesday 21st March 2017, Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA
Registration for a seminar on smoking and mental health issues is now open and you are invited to fill in the form below.
This is an opportunity for STA Members and anyone interested in improving the physical health of people experiencing long-term mental ill-health to consider the opportunities and barriers to health improvement and to put forward proposals in support of the Scottish Government’s new Mental Healthcare Strategy.
You may wish to apply for a place at the IMPACT launch event which takes place following the seminar. Places at this event are being protected (reserved) for third sector attendees but we hope to accommodate everyone. We would be delighted to see you at both!
Programme (PDF 50 KB)
Registration (Word 20 KB)
The elected planning body of the STA meets quarterly and the next meeting is 13.30, 28th February at ASH Scotland in Edinburgh. Members wishing to attend as observers may do so on request. Submissions for the agenda are requested by 14th February 2017.
1400-1700 on 16 March 2017 at MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit,
200 Renfield St, Glasgow G2 3QB.
An afternoon focused around developments from the ASSIST (A Stop Smoking In Schools Trial) intervention. ASSIST is a peer-led, school-based smoking prevention programme that encourages the dissemination of non-smoking norms by training secondary pupils to work as peer supporters and have informal conversations with other students about the risks of smoking and the benefits of being smoke-free. Developments include:
Presenters will include Fiona Dobbie (University of Stirling), Laurence Moore, Kirstin Mitchell and Carrie Purcell (all University of Glasgow).
Register with Clair Kirkwood.
20 September 2017 at the Edinburgh Carbon Innovation Centre, University of Edinburgh
To register for events contact Administration Assistant Clair Kirkwood:
0131 220 9467 : firstname.lastname@example.org
→Follow this link for past meetings and events:
STA Annual Learning Day 2016 - presentations
3rd National Symposium on Smoking and Mental Health
STA and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde tobacco-free policy event
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