We launched the independent evaluation of The Filter Service at a showcase event in St David’s Hall in Cardiff on the 15th April 2015. Delegates had a chance to meet the team and learn more about the services we offer.

The Filter team presented the three strands of the service and shared best practice from the project. We were also joined by Sara Dinwiddie from Smart Youth in Sweden who shared stories from Smart Youth’s new awareness campaign, Snuskfri. The campaign is based on the latest research concerning snus targeted to young people (primarily 13-18).

In the spring of 2014, ASH Wales Cymru commissioned an independent evaluation of The Filter project and its work with professionals and young people. The evaluation was completed in March 2015 by Cardiff University’s Institute of Primary Care and Public Health.

The evaluation looked at The Filter service and concluded that all three strands of The Filter intervention were feasible to deliver, flexible and adaptable. The face-to-face training for professionals and workshops for young people were well received, and the online health promotion resources had some success in securing engagement.

The Big Lottery grant that funds The Filter finishes in October 2015 and we are now moving into an exciting new phase: working with partners across Wales and the UK to commission The Filter team to work with young people in their area.

The Filter offers:

  • Face-to-face smoking prevention and cessation workshops with young people
  • Training for professionals working with young people
  • A youth-dedicated website
  • Information and smoking cessation advice via social media

If you are interested in commissioning The Filter, take a look at our commissioning information and pricing list here or contact Jamie Jones-Mead