IMPACT Project (Action on Smoking and Health Scotland)

Who is this for?

  • Workers/volunteers in services for children and young people 24 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • ASH Scotland (Action on Smoking and Health)

Description

The IMPACT Project provides free training and resources to workers and volunteers from the Third Sector, Local Authorites and the NHS about the adverse effects on mental health of smoking tobacco.

Sessions are currently delivered online through Zoom usually, although can be delivered through Teams also. There is a one hour and two-hour session. The one hour session includes:

  • the effect of tobacco smoke on mental health medications
  • how to approach having a conversation about smoking and mental health
  • e-cigarettes (vaping)
  • where to get support to quit

The two-hour session included everything the one-hour session has as well as:

  • the IMPACT guidance document
  • the wider benefits of providing very brief advice about smoking and mental health
  • how conversations about smoking and mental health support workplace priorities

There are more details and resources at www.impact.scot

How do I access this?

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

  • Currently held online

Opening times

Monday to Friday between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Contact Details

Jim O'Rorke
8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2HB

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Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Online

Type of services on offer:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Carers
LGBTQ+
Men
Women

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