24th February 2015, Bridgwater, Somerset
People with severe mental illness … die on average 16-25 years sooner than the general population. … Have higher rates of respiratory, cardiovascular & infectious disease…’
‘Increased smoking is responsible for most of the excess mortality of people with severe mental health problems. Adults with mental health problems …. Smoke 42%* of all tobacco in England. (No Health without Mental Health)
This event is aimed at people working within mental health as clinicians, manager or commissioners who are interested in making a difference to the physical health of patients with mental health issues. We will look at smoking cessation and respiratory health in patients with mental illness and consider how the physical health of mental health service users can be supported.
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