About the Helpers Project

Reducing tobacco's burden on behavioral health members.

Helpers seeks to work with behavioral health agencies and providers in Arizona to promote evidence-based treatment for persons interested in quitting tobacco. Our project is funded by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, Bureau of Chronic Disease and Health Promotion.
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We're looking for volunteers!

Make your voice heard.

As part of our mission to make a meaningful impact in supporting smoking cessation in the behavioral health community, we've seen firsthand the powerful role that people like you play. We want to bring stories, such as yours, to a wider audience, and we're inviting you to be a part of this journey. We're looking for volunteers to share their experiences, insights, and the positive changes they've witnessed through assisting behavioral health clients who are interested in stopping or reducing their tobacco use, all in a short video. This is an opportunity not just to speak on camera, but to inspire and encourage others to offer their support, showing the real-world impact of our collective efforts.
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Would you like to work at a tobacco-free agency?

How about making your agency tobacco-free!

The Tobacco-Free Toolkit for Behavioral Health Agencies provides steps, instructions, resources, and supports to help your agency move towards being tobacco-free. Developed and provided by the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at the University of California, San Francisco.

Helpers Training for Behavioral Health Staff

We offer interactive, in-person training via Zoom. The training is two hours long and is available free of charge to persons working in behavioral health facilities and programs throughout Arizona. Click the link below to get more information or sign up!
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Online Helpers Training available Now!

Tobacco use has unfairly burdened persons with mental health diagnoses and substance use disorders. You can become an important part of the solution to this problem. Helpers for Behavioral Health was designed at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine. Our goal is to help behavioral health staff become better equipped to help persons who are interested in stopping or reducing their tobacco use.
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