There are no quit smoking services for people with mental health. The aim of this service is it help people to cut down smoking until they are ready to quit.
The intention is to see whether a bespoke smoking cessation programme run by a mental health practitioner is more effective than usual care to help people with severe mental health issues quit smoking. The cost effectiveness of such a program will also be analysed as a secondary outcome.
What is involved?
Following the initial meeting with the researcher where participants will be required to complete questionnaires and have some measurements taken, participants will be randomised into one of two groups:
≥18 years old
With a severe mental illness diagnosed by a specialist psychiatric service and documented in their notes (Bipolar, first episode psychosis or Psycho-Affective disorder)
Currently smoking and interested in cutting down or quitting
To refer potential participants or to request further information, please contact the research team:
Tel: 023 8047 5943