Let’s make every contact count! Reply

The Scottish Tobacco-free Alliance formed a working group this year to address the poor rates of referral to stop smoking services for patients facing hospital treatment. In this post our Partnerships Lead and STA Coordinator, David Robertson, tells us more. More…

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Surviving or Thriving? Mental health awareness week Reply

For this blog post, ASH Scotland’s Chief Executive, Sheila Duffy, writes for us about smoking and mental health. This year’s Mental Health Awareness week runs from 8th to 14th May, with a theme of “Thriving or Surviving?” The organisers should be congratulated for seeking to look beyond poor mental health and to stimulate a discussion on what can make us well and help keep us well. I was especially drawn to the focus on “what steps we can take to look after our mental health, building resilience to cope with the demands of life?” More…