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Mental Health Promotion Community of Practice

The New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition is a member of the Mental Health Promotion Community of Practice (CoP) in order to bring attention to the link between tobacco use and mental health and be informed of the latest research and resources available on the topic.

The Mental Health Promotion Community of Practice brings together those interested in or working on mental health promotion in New Brunswick. Its mission is to build capacity for mental health promotion among its membership to advance its vision of creating supportive environments for positive mental health in New Brunswick. The CoP has the following three goals:

  • to create a collective understanding on how to promote mental health;
  • to share and enhance how mental health promotion is being implemented in various settings;
  • to explore opportunities to collaborate in mental health promotion.

For more information, contact sylvia.reentovich@gnb.ca.

Resources to Quit Smoking Related to Mental Health and Addiction Issues

There are also many helpful resources under our Quit-Smoking – Adults page.

Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. CMHA provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.

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FREE Smoking Cessation Clinic – Vitalité Health Network

The Smoking Cessation Clinic provides individual consultations to those who want to stop smoking or vaping.

  • Overcome nicotine dependance
  • Quit smoking
  • Quit vaping

If you want to stop smoking, please call your nearest Smoking Cessation Clinic. A counselor will provide you with information and tips on giving up tobacco.

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Go Smoke-Free NB

Call Go Smoke-Free NB (1-866-366-3667) for free, confidential support to quit or reduce smoking.

Clinical nicotine addiction specialists are available to listen to you, without judgment, and offer one-on-one guidance to help you quit or reduce smoking your own way. Telephone support can be used with other services to increase your chances of success!

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Health Coaches – Live Well / Bien Vivre

Live Well | Bien Vivre (LW|BV) is a Health Coaching program residing with Heart and Stroke Foundation New Brunswick and funded by the Government of New Brunswick. Free and accessible to anyone 19 and older, Health Coaches are present in various regions across the province working to support clients in the pursuit of their wellness goals, including tobacco and smoke-free living. Their unique approach guides clients through stages of change, while connecting participants with community resources and supporting self determination. Live Well | Bien Vivre wants to see New Brunswickers’ health and wellness thrive and is dedicated to having a positive impact on health outcomes to prevent chronic disease. 

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Leading Practices in Smoking Cessation for Persons Living with Mental Illnesses and/or Addictions – Canadian Partnership Against Cancer – 2019

Review results about Canadian smoking cessation programs for people living with mental illness(es) and/or addiction, now with data from 2018 to 2019. The next update for these results is planned for Spring 2020.

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Mental Fitness – New Brunswick Department of Social Development

Mental fitness refers to a state of psychosocial well-being, it means having a positive sense of how we feel, think, and act, which improves our ability to enjoy life. It contributes to our innate ability to be self-determined. This website provides some information and resources related to Mental Fitness at home, in schools and in workplaces.

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Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation – University of Ottawa Heart Institute:

Clinical practice guidelines emphasize that clinicians and healthcare delivery systems should consistently identify and treat all tobacco users using available counselling treatments and medications. But, evidence alone is insufficient to change routine clinical practice. There is a need to alter practices so that smoking cessation support is systematically and easily provided to all patients who smoke as part of routine care. The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC) was created to address this need.

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Smoking Cessation Program – Horizon Health Network

New Brunswickers accessing care at facilities in Horizon Health Network will be offered smoking cessation support from a healthcare provider during their visit.

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Smoking, Vaping and Tobacco – Health Canada

Learn about vaping, tobacco products, effects of smoking, second-hand smoke, prevention and quitting.

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The Wellness Movement

The Wellness Movement is a collective, ongoing effort in New Brunswick to inspire and support the creation of wellness-supporting environments, including tobacco-free and smoke-free homes, schools, workplaces and communities. Visit their website to join the Movement, find resources about a range of wellness topics, consult an events calendar of activities across the province and get inspired by New Brunswick success stories.

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The Wellness Movement – Connect with Wellness in your Region

The Wellness Movement’s regional webpages make it easy to connect with your local Wellness Networks, and stay informed about wellness initiatives happening near you. You’ll find event calendars, resources, information, tools, photos, and inspiring stories, as well as a list of Regional Wellness Networks in your area.

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