Hub launched to keep St Helens smoke free
16 May, 2016
Smokefree St Helens is making it easier than ever for the people of St Helens to get support and advice about quitting smoking, with the launch of the Smokefree St Helens Hub.
Launched on Thursday 12 May and situated in the Hardshaw Centre on Church Street, members of the public can drop in to the Hub to get help and advice on stopping smoking.
The Smokefree St Helens service is commissioned by St Helens Council and provided by City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP CIC), whose Chief Executive Andrew Burnell is delighted about the new venue opening.
“We are very excited about providing this and I’m so pleased that we can provide this brand new Hub. It will really help us to connect with the public of St Helens and help to support them in quitting smoking.
“We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to improve our service and bring it to the public and this is just the latest development. We’ve also launched QuitPal, an app that allows you to access stop smoking support on your phone, wherever and whenever you need it.”
Interim Director of Public Health Sue Forster said, “It’s great now that we have the Smokefree St Helens Service in the heart of the town, providing a central access point for stop smoking support. Having a central hub will help the service reach out to more people and will hopefully encourage passers-by who are considering quitting smoking to drop in and ask for help.”
Smokefree St Helens Hub will be open for help and advice on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 5pm, Tuesday 9am to 12pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm
To find the service that suits you best, call 01744 586247, text QUIT to 61825 or go to www.readytostopsmoking.co.uk.