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Stop Smoking Wales is pleased to offer a free, half-day brief intervention training course.   Stop Smoking Wales logo


What is brief intervention training for smoking cessation?

Brief intervention is a method of discussing smoking and quitting in a positive, non-confrontational way to encourage smokers to think about giving up and enable them to access specialist support when they are ready.


Who is the training for?

This training is suitable for all professionals who come into contact with smokers on a regular basis.


What will the training cover?

  • Smoking-related issues and concerns, prevalence, recent changes to the law, the health risks of smoking and the benefits of quitting
  • Understanding why people smoke and why it can be difficult to quit
  • Recognising when a person may be ready to quit
  • Developing practical skills to make effective brief interventions
  • How to refer to Stop Smoking Wales and what the service offers


Who is delivering the training?

The training has been developed by Stop Smoking Wales practitioners.

The course will be delivered through the medium of English.


How much does the training cost?

The course is free. If you book a place but are unable to attend, please let Stop Smoking Wales know as soon as possible so they can offer the place to someone else. Cancellation must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the course or a non-attendance fee of £45 will be charged. See below for dates in South Wales.


In House Brief Intervention Training

Stop Smoking Wales can deliver Brief Intervention training for specific teams and organisations. If you would like to request a training sessions please contact [email protected] or call 01792 607381. The trainer requires a large room to seat between 8 and 16 with tables and presentation facilitates. The training is 3.5 hours.

15 October, 9.30 – 11.30am: Main Training Room, Welshpool Hospital Salop Road, Welshpool SY21 7DU
23 October, 2.00 – 4.00pm: Blorenge Room 2, 1st Floor, Postgraduate Centre, Neville Hall Hospital, Abergavenny    NP7 7EG
3 November, 1.00 – 3.00pm: Aeron Room, County Council Buildings, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA46 0PA
23 November, 1.00 – 3.00: National Cancer Collaboration Centre, Park House, Grey friars Road, Cardiff CF10 3AF
1 December, 9.30 – 11.30am: Room 2, Wrexham Medical Institute, Technology Park Centre, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham LL13 7YP
7 December, 9.30 – 11.30am: Training Room, Port Talbot Resource Centre, Moor Road, Baglan Industrial Estate, Port Talbot SA12 7BJ
11 December, 1.00 – 3.00pm: Meeting Room 1 & 2,  Non Clinical Area, Ysbyty Cwm Cynon, New Road, Mountain Ash, RCT CF45 4BZ


To book or find out more:

– Email [email protected]
– Call Stop Smoking Wales on 01792 607381




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