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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Your smokefree Trust

Your complete health and wellbeing, that includes both your physical and your mental health, is vital to support your journey towards recovery.

From 1 April 2016 onwards, we are creating a healthier environment for everyone, which will mean that staff, service users, patients and all visitors will  not be allowed to smoke anywhere on our sites – including wards, grounds and vehicles.

Many hospitals and community service providers have gone ‘smokefree’ following guidance provided by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which recommends that all hospital sites, including mental health, should be free from smoke.

It is more likely for people who are living with a mental health problem to smoke, and to smoke more heavily than the general population. However, people who do smoke have less mood stability, which is caused by withdrawal cravings between each cigarette.

There is lots of support available to everyone who smokes to help them live well in a smokefree life. If you are a service user or carer, please speak to any clinical staff member for advice and support or contact your local stop smoking service directly:

Birmingham - NHS stop smoking service

If you live, work or your GP is based in Birmingham, please contact your GP to find out more about the support and advice available to you to help you quit for good.

Solihull - NHS stop smoking service

If you live, work or your GP is based in Solihull, please contact your FREE NHS stop smoking service on 0800 622 6968, text smokefree to 66777 or email contact.quit51@nhs.net

You can find out more about their services at www.quit51.co.uk

Contact our Trust

If you have any questions about our new smokefree environment, please email: smokefree@bsmhft.nhs.uk