Spectrum Life is our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which is a confidential, neutral service provided by an external company to support colleagues at the University, including free counselling.
Giving up smoking can be a very challenging thing to do, but also a very rewarding achievement that will improve your physical and mental health.
Please see below for the support available to you in relation to cutting down or giving up smoking.
- Spectrum Life is our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which is a confidential, neutral service provided by an external company to support colleagues at the University. One of the support services they can offer is support with addictions.
- Occupational Health provides a confidential service to employees of the university to support their good health at work.
External Support for Smoking
- Find your nearest NHS Stop Smoking Service, or call the Smokefree National Helpline on 0300 123 1044 to speak to a trained adviser.
- NHS Quit Smoking
- How to cope with cravings
- HelpGuide: How to Quit Smoking
External Support for Addictions
- Action on Addiction is a registered charity formed in May 2007 through the merger of Action on Addiction, Clouds and the Chemical Dependency Centre.
- Addiction Helper is an independent service for people with addictions. 24 hour confidential helpline staffed by addiction counsellors providing advice on NHS and private treatment options. Free confidential helpline: 0800 915 9401 or 0203 993 6451.
- NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)- an NHS support you can refer yourself directly to for talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling, other therapies and guided self-help. Local IAPT services are listed below:
- NHS Talkworks (Devon)
- NHS Outlook South West (Cornwall)
- Steps2Wellbeing (Dorset)
- Plymouth Options (Plymouth)
- Somerset Partnership Talking Therapies (Somerset)
- VitaMinds (Bristol, N.Somerset, S.Gloucestershire)
- B&NES Talking Therapies (Bah & N.E. Somerset)
- If you live outside of these areas, you can find your local service using the NHS IAPT Search Tool.