Be Smoke Free - Manchester

Stop smoking advice for professionals

If you want to reduce smoking and improve health in your community, we can help. We offer free training to healthcare professionals and employers, and you can refer people to our service for help.

Get in touch to find out more: [email protected]

Info for employers

One of the aims of our service is to help employers raise awareness of the negative effects of smoking to employees. We can deliver Very Brief Advice training to your staff and volunteers. We'll promote a smoke-free workplace culture and work directly with your staff on this. We'll do the training online, and your staff will learn about:

  • How the treatment works
  • The types of nicotine replacement therapy that is available
  • The training we offer so staff can become workplace smoking cessation advisors
  • The referral pathways into our service

For more information or to book an introduction session (lasting 30 minutes), please contact our Community and Employment Engagement Lead:

E: [email protected]

M: 07436 021307  

 

Info for organisations 

Treatment for staff, volunteers and service users

We offer smoking addiction treatment for staff, volunteers, and service users. When people refer, they'll have an appointment with a tobacco addiction specialist nurse. The treatment lasts for 12 weeks, with regular appointments with the nurse throughout. Nicotine replacement therapy is available for free without needing a prescription or GP appointment.

 

Training for staff/volunteers

For organisations, we are focusing on promoting smoke-free cultures and will work directly with your service users to engage them in treatment.

We're focused on helping organisations promote a smoke-free culture. We'll work directly with your service users to help them with treatment. We invite your staff to our Very Brief Advice training. This means they'll be able to discuss smoking status with people, have knowledge of treatment options, and be able to offer referrals to our service. They can also complete certified NCSCT training to become a smoking cessation adviser.

For more information about our service or to book an introduction and VBA session (lasting 60 minutes), please contact our Community and Employment Engagement Lead:

E: [email protected]

M: 07436 021307  

Book free stop smoking training sessions

    • Session duration: Half day

    Brief advice - Manchester

    How to encourage other people to make informed choices about smoking.

    Who’s it for?

    People who work with smokers and/or their families

    What you’ll learn:

    • How to encourage other people to make informed choices about smoking
    • How to tell if someone’s ready to quit
    • Treatment options and resources on offer.
    • Common health conditions associated with smoking
    • The long and short-term benefits of stopping smoking
    • How to support someone who’s quitting
    • How smoking affects public health
    • How to refer people for help
    • Session duration: 90 minutes

    Smoking in pregnancy - Manchester

    How to give advice to pregnant people about smoking

    Who’s it for?

    People who work with pregnant smokers and/or their families

    What you’ll learn

    • The effects of smoking while pregnant
    • How to give advice to pregnant people about smoking
    • How to refer people for help

We offer brief advice, smoking in pregnancy and smoking in mental health training. Send us an email if you'd like to book onto a course.

 

Online presentation on giving Very Brief Advice

You can also watch our online presentation which offers basic training on how to provide Very Brief Advice for stopping smoking and ways to refer people into the Be Smoke Free service.

Watch the Very Brief Advice training video 

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Quit Manager

We use a system called Quit Manager for our referrals. We can add professionals to this system - then, you can refer people directly.

Send us an email if you'd like to be added to the system.