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Smoke Free Mental Health Wards

The Mental Health Clinical Board is moving towards being smoke free for staff and service users. Please help us achieve our goal of a smoke free environment. There is help and support on offer for staff and services users.  

The University Hospital Llandough does not provide provision for smoking inside the building.

The Mental Health Clinical Board has a responsibility within delivering “Together for Mental Health” to Promoting Better Mental Wellbeing and Preventing Mental Health Problems and a key challenge of this strategy is Physical Health and Wellbeing.

Smoking is the most important factor contributing to morbidity and as such require attention due to the high incidence in mental health services.

The incidence of smoking amongst service users in Mental Health is very high and in some areas is as much as 100%. Whilst smoking is perceived as important to many service users, the laws on smoking have changed and now apply to mental health service users equally. There is strong support for mental health services to be as smoke free for both service users and staff.

We have provided a number of posters and leaflets to help with distraction techniques - you can download these below.

Further information and assistance

To find out more about the changes to the law and for help to quit smoking go to the government smoking website which includes:

  • details about the change in law
  • what it means for drivers and passengers
  • a Q&A explaining the details of the law and who it applies to and when
  • signposting for people to access support to cease smoking. 
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