Meeting: ASSIST (A Stop Smoking In Schools Trial) intervention and developments – MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 14:00-17:00, 16 March

Meeting: ASSIST (A Stop Smoking In Schools Trial) intervention and developments – MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 14:00-17:00, 16 March

Issued: Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMT

The Scottish Tobacco-free Alliance Research Group is holding a meeting focused around developments from ASSIST. 

ASSIST is a peer-led, school-based smoking prevention programme that encourages the dissemination of non-smoking norms by training secondary pupils to work as peer supporters and have informal conversations with other students about the risks of smoking and the benefits of being smoke-free. 

Presentations will include:

  • a 3-year process evaluation of ASSIST in Scotland (Fiona Dobbie, University of Stirling);
  • adapting and piloting the ASSIST model to the Talk to Frank drug prevention programme in UK secondary schools (Laurence Moore, University of Glasgow);
  • an exploratory study to test STASH (STIs and Sexual Health), a peer-led intervention to prevent and reduce STI transmission and improve sexual health in secondary schools (Kirstin Mitchell/Carrie Purcell, University of Glasgow). 

Michael Day, CEO of DECIPHer Impact Ltd also hopes to attend.

Researchers and stakelholders wishing to attend this meeting on 16 March 2017, should contact Clair Kirkwood via email ckirkwood@ashscotland.org.uk or by calling 0131 220 9487.