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Smoking Cessation for young people

Matthew ProjectThe one-day course is for professionals and volunteers who work with young people in Norwich aged 11-19 (up to 24 if they have additional needs) who want to stop smoking.

Delegates must have successfully completed the NCSCT online level 1 Smoking Cessation course;

Unfortunately, young people have the worst uptake for smoking cessation but with the support of experienced professionals and volunteers who are already working closely with them, we can give them the best chance of quitting.

It is a frightening statistic that around 90,000 11-15 year olds in the UK are regularly smoking. By becoming qualified stop smoking practitioners, we can work to reduce the amount of young people in Norwich who are smoking. As a result of this training, delegates will be able to prescribe Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) such as patches and gum.

The young people who sign up for the course will be offered a range of incentives such as gym memberships, GoPros and Fitbits if they successfully quit smoking at the end of the programme.

Course Aims

  • Delegates will learn how to effectively encourage, motivate and support young people who want to quit smoking for good, through a series of one to one sessions over a 4-8 week period.
  • To gain an understanding in how to effectively promote the use of proven stop smoking aids such as NRT and Champix.
  • How to monitor the presence of carbon monoxide using the “Smokerlyzer” carbon monoxide monitor.
  • To understand what barriers smokers may face that prevent them from successfully stopping smoking and how to overcome these.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to offer non-judgemental support and guidance for young people who want to stop smoking through a series of one-to-one sessions
  • How to effectively promote the use of and prescribe relevant stop smoking aids such as NRT
  • How to further motivate young people who are struggling to quit


Matthew Project Recovery Hub, Oak Street, Norwich

Further Details

  • This course is delivered by Smoke Free Norfolk and funded by the Norwich Youth Advisory Board.
  • There is no fee for delegates.
  • Only Professionals and volunteers who work with young people in Norwich are able to take part in this course.
  • Delegates need to commit to recruiting at least 1 young person each who will sign up to a 4-8 week stop smoking programme.
  • The 1 day level 2 course (once the level 1 has been successfully completed) will be delivered by SmokeFree Norfolk on the following dates for 10-12 delegates at a time:
    • 24 September 2018
    • 9 October 2018
    • 31 October 2018
    • 15 November 2018
    • 17 January 2019
  • Tea, coffee and light refreshments provided but please bring your own lunch.

Booking Details

Please contact Gina Summerskill: Young Person’s Practitioner for the Matthew Project, to book a space on the course. Level 1 certificates must also be forwarded to this email address upon completion;
(t): 01603 216420
(m): 07770605774