Short Equally Well survey – help us meet your needs

At Equally Well we are interested in knowing how we can best meet your needs in working towards our objectives. We have included a short 7 item survey which will only take 5 minutes to complete and will help us refine the material available on our website to meet your...

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Equally Well Implementation Committee

Welcome to our newest members on the Equally Well Implementation Committee (EWIC): Alexis Mohay, Australian Government, Department of Health Caroline Johnson, Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners Libby Dunstan, Brisbane North Primary Health Network...

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Equally Well unearths gold!

There are so many exciting initiatives underway in Australian making a difference to improve the physical health of people living with mental illness. We already have 80 organisations partnering in our Equally Well commitment to improving the physical health of people...

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What’s ‘appening’?

We are looking for anyone who has started developing or is thinking about developing any resources to help people experiencing mental illness, especially a resource which assists better interactions with doctors or other health professionals. Is anyone out there...

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Quit Victoria tackling tobacco in mental health services

Smoking has a significant impact on the health, social and financial well-being of people living with mental illness. That’s why Quit Victoria, NorthWestern Mental Health, Orygen Youth Health and EACH partnered in 2016 to improve smoking cessation care at mental...

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Breaking the link between tobacco and mental illness

Over 4 million Australians are living with a mental illness, of these, more than 2.4 million are also living with at least one physical health condition. One of the most prevalent is cancer. An estimated 90,200 Australians are living with both a mental illness and...

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Facts about mental illness, smoking and cancer

An estimated 90,200 Australians are living with both a mental illness and cancer. Daily smokers are almost 3 times as likely to have been diagnosed or treated for a mental illness (29% compared with 12%). Smoking prevalence tends to increase alongside the severity of...

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