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Equally Well launch at the National Press Club - Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Equally Well launch at the National Press Club - Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Professor Allan Fels, Chair of the National Mental Health Commission will address the National Press Club on Tuesday, 25 July to launch Equally Well - the National Consensus Statement on improving the physical health and wellbeing of people living with mental illness.

The Equally Well statement highlights the poor physical health of persons with mental illness and the alarming life expectancy of persons with severe mental illness. Professor Fels will discuss mental health and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) along with other mental health issues.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia.
We pay our respects to their clans, and to the elders, past present and emerging, and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community.


The Commission is committed to embracing diversity and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of health services. The Commission welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Lived Experience

We acknowledge the individual and collective contributions of those with a lived and living experience of mental ill-health and suicide, and those who love, have loved and care for them. Each person’s journey is unique and a valued contribution to Australia’s commitment to mental health suicide prevention systems reform.