Taking action on smoking and health
ASH Scotland received funding from Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation for a project that has run for two years (from mid-2015 to mid-2017). The IMPACT project focuses on if/how smoking is addressed by and within third-sector mental health organisations, and aims to raise organisational awareness about the specific links between smoking and poor mental heath. The project has also developed a comprehensive Guidance document, with implementation suggestions for those organisations in order to help them support people with mental health issues who want to stop smoking.
The IMPACT project consists of three stages:
The IMPACT project has been overseen by a Steering Group which acts in an advisory and quality assurance capacity. The Steering Group includes ASH Scotland staff involved in the delivery of the project as well as colleagues from the University of Edinburgh, Glasgow Caledonian University, the Scottish Mental Health Research Network and a Stop-Smoking Nurse Specialist (Mental Health).
For further information or to find out more about the project, please contact Linda Bates via email: LBates@ashscotland.org.uk or by telephone: 0131 220 9481.
Action on Smoking & Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity (SC 010412) and a company limited by guarantee(Scottish company no 141711). The registered office is 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HB.
ASH Scotland acknowledges with thanks the support of the British Heart Foundation and the Scottish Government in developing our website.