This joint webinar by Equally Well UK and the Mental Health and Smoking Partnership looks at the role of training in equipping staff in mental health services to tackle tobacco dependency among service users. The event sees the launch of a new report on training among psychiatrists and mental health nurses undertaken by public health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). This looks at the levels of training among staff currently, gaps in skills and knowledge and identifies how this can be addressed as part of securing a meaningful change in how people accessing mental health care are supported to address their tobacco dependency.

00:00 – 03:46 Welcome and overview
Andy Bell, Centre for Mental Health

03:46 – 0:23:00 ASH – Smokefree Skills: Training needs of mental health nurses and psychiatrists
Lucy Furby, Public Health Registrar

0:23:00 – 0:36:40 Expert by Experience
Hannah Moore & Gaby Hasham

0:36:40 – 0:54:00 Embedding smoking cessation into mental health services
Professor Simon Gilbody, University of York and RCPsych

0:54:00 – 1:04:38 RCN position on addressing physical health needs
Cath Gamble, Head of Nursing South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust, Mental Health Network Professional Lead, Royal College of Nursing

1:04:38 – 1:14:09 Discussion