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Information about the survey

What is the survey about?

The Mental Health Consortium has been commissioned to investigate how to best help people with severe mental illness to stop smoking. The project, which is funded by the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, will report on challenges and successes in this area, and it will make recommendations on how interventions can be improved.

Is this survey for me?

We would like to hear from:
  • People who are involved in commissioning tobacco addiction treatment and/or smoking cessation schemes;
  • People who work with adults who have severe mental illness to help them to improve their health and wellbeing;
  • People who work in the NHS, Local Authorities and VCSE organisations who are responsible for developing/delivering smoking cessation.
If you would like to contribute to this project as someone who has a severe mental illness, please follow this link:

What do I need to do?

On the next page, you’ll be given some information about the survey. If you decide to take part, you’ll be asked some questions about your work, and about challenges, opportunities and successes you might have encountered in helping people to stop smoking. The survey takes about 5-10 minutes to complete.

More information about the survey

Why would I take part?

By taking part in the survey, you’ll be helping us to understand what works and what doesn’t work, when it comes to helping people stop smoking, especially when they have a severe mental illness.

Do I have to take part?

No, it’s up to you to decide whether or not to take part. You can end the survey at any point or leave questions blank if you don't want to answer them.

If you would like to contribute to the project by showcasing your service, please also respond to our call for evidence, you can do that here [link].

What will happen to my data?
  • We will not ask you to provide any information that could be used to identify you.
  • We will only use your answers in the ways we need to for the research project and the ways you expect us to.
  • We will take care to safeguard the information you provide through secure systems and governance policies.
What will happen to the results of the survey?

We will use the results of the survey to help us make recommendations about interventions and schemes for stopping smoking for people with severe mental illness. When the project is completed in 2020, information about the findings will be available at and on

Where can I get more information?

You can contact Emma Bailey at Centre for Mental Health and/or Dania Hanif at the Association of Mental Health Providers, if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information.