“Among those with a serious mental illness 40.5% smoke.” Smoke Free Action Coalition Policy February 2018“The NHS admits a patient every minute because of a smoking related disease and 1 in 4 beds are occupied by a smoker.Given that most smokers want to quit, this is an unparalleled opportunity for NHS staff to do all possible to help them quit.NHS England has committed hospitals and mental health services to become truly smokefree by 2019 and I am delightedthat the Smokefree Action Coalition has made it possible for each of them to publicly pledge their commitment to this.”Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England January 2018“The NHS comes into contact with millions of sick smokers: the advice and support they receive must be consistent acrossthe system and of a high standard. The NHS and the social care system must work together to make progress in reducingtobacco use, as recommended in the Tobacco Control Plan for England. Smoking is a chronic relapsing long-term conditionand treating it through medication and behavioural support is highly cost-effective and essential for the sustainability ofthe NHS.” Smoke Free Action Coalition Policy February 2018“Most smokers who have a mental health condition want to quit and it’s vital that the services and support are in place tohelp them do so. The ambition of The Stolen Years report, and of the Partnership, is to reduce smoking rates among peoplewith a mental health condition: to 5% by 2035, with an interim target of 35% by 2020. It sets out clear recommendationsfor the actions needed to make this a reality.” The Mental Health and Smoking Partnership 2018By attending this one day Smoking Cessation in Mental Health conference you will benefit from national updates, casestudies and extended interactive sessions. You will be provided with practical information and inspiration to take back toyour organisation and utilise in implementing and improving smoking cessation in your organisation, ensuring your serviceeffectively supports people with mental health conditions to stop smoking and does so within a smoke free environment.This conference will enable you to:• Network with colleagues working to support people with mental health conditions, and staff in mental health settings tostop smoking• Understand and reflect on what you need to do, to improve the consistency and quality of smoking cessation• Ensure you are up to date with the latest evidence with regard to vaping and e-cigarettes• Develop your skills in communicating smoke free restrictions to smokers with mental health problems in a way thatreduces anxiety• Learn from established practice in delivering a smoke free mental health setting and training and educating frontline staff• Understand how you can better support patients accessing or in need of smoking cessation services in mental healthsettings• Update your knowledge on the effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions in people with mental disorder• Identify key strategies for ensuring people have the psychological support to quit and prevent relapse• Examine your role in improving the quality of smoking cessation services for mental health patients• Understand how you can work with NHS staff to quit smoking• Self assess and reflect on your own practiceGain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development andrevalidation evidence