Smoking rates among people with a mental illness are much higher than the general population. SANE has developed a range of resources including the SANE Guide to Smoking and Mental Illness, for people living with a mental illness who would like to become smokefree.
The SANE Smokefree Kit is designed for health workers to run quit smoking courses within their organisation, specifically tailored to help people with a mental illness. Download the program material appendixes from the Smokefree Kit.
When non-government organisations provide supportive environments for reducing and quitting smoking, both clients and workers benefit. SANE Smokefree Guidelines for NGOs are best practice in staying smokefree, helping your service develop and implement a smokefree policy.
The Management Guide for GPs is an information sheet developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry on smoking reduction and cessation for people with Schizophrenia.
Smoking and Mental Illness: Costs is a study of the human and economic costs of smoking among people with a mental illness, a report prepared by Access Economics for SANE Australia.
The Australian Government, Department of Health, in partnership with SANE Australia has developed resources to help people with a mental illness quit or reduce smoking. Download the resources for the person quitting, supporter, and health professional and visit Quitnow to order copies of the campaign resources.