Smoking and men with severe mental illness

11/11/19 . News

The Forum is working with the Mental Health Consortium to investigate how to best help people with severe mental illness to stop smoking.

We're looking for your help with two surveys:

Commissioners

If you're involved in in commissioning tobacco addiction treatment and/or smoking cessation schemes; work with adults who have severe mental illness to help them to improve their health and wellbeing; or work in the NHS, Local Authorities and VCSE organisations who are responsible for developing/delivering smoking cessation, then we want to hear from you:

Complete Commissioners' Survey Here.

Men with SMI

If you're a man with severe mental illness who smokes or used to smoke, we also want to hear from you:

Complete Men With SMI Survey Here.

The Men’s Health Forum need your support

It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. Especially during a major pandemic like Covid-19. So we’re asking.

Men appear more likely to get Covid-19 and far, far more likely to die from it. The Men's Health Forum are working hard pushing for more action on this from government, from health professionals and from all of us. Why are men more affected and what can we do about it? We need the data. We need the research. We need the action. Currently we're the only UK charity doing this - please help us.

Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.