Want to quit smoking at the start of a new year? Interested in the psychological and physiological impact and hurdles in successfully making a major health decision?
Then join C&I Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Frank Ryan for the latest of our “Mental Health Matters” series of talks on key current issues in mental health.
Dr Ryan will talk about the prevalence and impact of smoking in those with mental health issues, the management of supporting those wanting to quit and also offer his Seven Simple Steps to improving willpower on the road to quitting smoking.
He will be joined by two C&I service users who will talk about their own personal struggles to quit or reduce their smoking habit.
This is a free event. Just turn up on the day!
Thursday 26 January
Rooms 7 and 8, First Floor, West Wing, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0PE
Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start, finishing at about 7pm
Dr Frank Ryan biography
Dr Frank Ryan trained as a clinical psychologist at Edinburgh University and works as a consultant in Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. He practices as a cognitive behaviour therapist with a special interest in addiction and co-occurring disorders. He is also Trust lead for smoking cessation.
Dr Ryan is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College, London, and a former Chair of the Addiction Faculty of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology. He has also served as consultant and trainer in cognitive therapy to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
The focus of his research is behavioural and cognitive processes in addiction and translating research into practice, with particular emphasis on findings derived from cognitive neuroscience. This is described in his book Cognitive Therapy for Addiction: Motivation and Change. He has also written a self-help book Willpower for Dummies. He has lectured and delivered training workshops in the UK and abroad.