York Council 20092023

Stop smoking roadshow to help residents quit before Stoptober

The Health Trainer team are getting out into the community this September, to visit as many residents as they can, and help them quit smoking for good.

Hundreds of York residents have already gained access and support to a range of free health and wellbeing support, with over 800 residents, aged 12 years and over, benefitting from the service in the past year.

Now, the team want to help as many residents as possible to quit smoking ahead of Stoptober, through their stop smoking roadshow.

Skilled health trainers will be offering free support throughout September, at the following venues:

  • LNER Community Stadium YCFC match: Saturday 16 Sep
  • Askham Bryan Freshers Fair: Tuesday 19 Sep, 11am-3pm
  • Network Rail, George Stephenson House reception (staff event): Weds 20 Sep
  • Portakabin’s HQ at Monks Cross (staff event): Weds 20 Sep
  • Health Mela, Museum Gardens: Sun 24 Sep
  • Morrisons, Acomb Front St: Friday 22 and Tues 26 Sep
  • Burnholme 50+ Festival: Weds 27 Sep
  • York Leisure Centre: Thurs 28 Sep
  • Age UK even, Tang Hall: Fri 29 Sep
  • Energise 50+ Festival: Sun 1 Oct
  • St Sampson’s Centre, York City Centre: Tues 3 Oct

Cllr Jo Coles, Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care, said: “As a council, we want to embed health into everything we do to reduce health inequalities across the city. This roadshow is a great example of how the city’s health trainers are helping residents face-to-face with the free service we offer and it’s great to meet them and some of those signing up ahead of Stoptober.

“Huge thanks to our Health Trainers for the amazing job they’re doing to support people to make positive changes across the city. We’ll continue to support anyone who wants some support to improve their health – and anyone can contact the team or drop by to say hello during their roadshow – it is completely free.”

Peter Roderick, Acting Director of Public Health at City of York Council, said: “I was really pleased to be able to join the Health Trainers during their roadshow and see first hand their fantastic work. It’s a really important part of their role, to be getting out and about around York in the run up to the national campaign Stoptober, aimed at helping people to give up.

“The team have a fantastic track record on helping people stop smoking with a 74 per cent success rate of people not smoking four weeks after their ‘quit date’, fourth highest in the country according to recent figures. I know that this roadshow will help many more people and I encourage residents to drop by or contact the team for help.”

For more information get in touch today by visiting www.york.gov.uk/CYCHealthTrainers , messaging them at 07789 946 384, calling 01904 553377 or emailing cychealthtrainers@york.gov.uk