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Equally Well

Equally Well aims to improve the quality of life of people living with mental illness by providing equal access to quality health care. 

People with a mental illness have poorer physical health, yet they receive less and lower quality health care than the rest of the population – and die younger.  People with psychosis die between 14 and 23 years earlier than the general population.  By championing physical health as a priority, Equally Well ultimately aims to reduce the life expectancy gap.

The National Mental Health Commission calls on organisations across Australia to pledge to support the Equally Well Consensus Statement which outlines six essential elements that provide guidance to health service organisations.  By pledging to the principles of the Consensus Statement organisations will collectively bridge the life expectancy gap between people living with mental illness and the general population.

To view the Equally Well Consensus Statement, click here.

Information for signing up to support Equally Well and have logo displayed:
To sign up to Equally Well and have your organisation’s logo displayed on our webpage, please email the Project Team at signup@equallywell.org.au with the name of your organisation, logo, link to your home page, and confirmation that you have the authority to give formal commitment.

Equally Well website:http://www.equallywell.org.au/

Equally Well Documents

National Mental Health Commission media release.

Professor Allan Fels Equally Well launch speech at the National Press Club Canberra.

Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists media release.

 

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"Even the most disadvantaged Australians should be able to lead a 'contributing life,' whatever that means for them and this simple goal will be our touchstone and yardstick."

Chair Prof Allan Fels AO
National Mental Health Commission

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