I have been a Stop Smoking Advisor for many years now and have done both face to face clinics and telephone support within the three local authorities. I am now the Lead in Mental Health Smoking Cessation within Stop Smoking Services, working in partnership with local MH units to train their staff to speak to their patients about quitting smoking and promoting a healthier lifestyle, as people with poor mental health live between 10-15 years less, than an average person.

I can honestly say I feel very passionate about the work I do, as it is all very close to my heart: building people’s confidence, supporting, and encouraging them to make those big changes in their lives and to go on and live a smoke free healthier, and hopefully longer happier life.