Publications and Reports
Equally Well Newsletters
A Mental Health–Informed Physical Activity Intervention for First Responders and Their Partners Delivered Using Facebook: Mixed Methods Pilot Study. – McKeon et al. 2021. JMIR Publications.
Potentially preventable hospitalisations for physical health conditions in community mental health service users: a population-wide linkage study. – Sara et al, 2021. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences.
Improving Australia’s Mental & Physical Health: A Connected Approach. – Mitchell Institute Victoria University (2019).
MENTAL HEALTH FACTSHEET: Consumers and carers. – The Productivity Commission’s Mental Health Inquiry (2020).
Improving the Physical Health of Rural People Living with Mental Illness. – Russell Roberts. Handbook of Rural, Remote, and very Remote Mental Health. (Dec, 2020).
The Mind-Body Well-being Initiative: a better lifestyle for people with severe mental illness – Australasian Psychiatry (2021), 1 – 5.
The physical health of people living with a mental illness: A narrative literature review – Russell Roberts, Equally Well & CSU (Sept 2019) (pdf)
newparadigm – Focusing on the relationship between physical and mental health – The Australian Journal on Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Winter 2018
Mortality of People Using Mental Health Services and Prescription Medications – Australian Bureau of Statistics (2017)
National Health Survey: Mental Health and co-existing physical health conditions Australia, 2014-15 – Australian Bureau of Statistics (2015)
Excess mortality in persons with severe mental disorders: a multilevel intervention framework and priorities for clinical practice, policy and research agendas – World Psychiatry (official Journal of the world Psychiatric Association) (2017) 16(1): 30-40
What Physical Health Means to Me: Perspectives of People with Mental Illness – Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2016) 37(12): 934-941
The Effectiveness of Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Improving Glycaemic Control in Adults with Severe Mental Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – PLOS ONE (2017) 12(1): 0168549
Physical activity interventions for people with mental illness: A systematic review and meta-analysis – Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (2014) 18(1): e150
Ageing and mental health: changes in self-reported health due to physical illness and mental health status with consecutive cross-sectional analyses – National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) (2017) 18:7(1): e013629
Change in mental health after smoking cessation: systematic review and meta-analysis – British Medical Journal (2014);348: g1151
Cause specific life-years lost in people with mental disorders: a nationwide, register-based cohort study – The Lancet Psychiatry (2017);4(12) P937-945
The physical health of people with mental health conditions and/or addiction – Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui (2017)
Coordinating Mental and Physical Health Care in Rural Australia: An Integrated Model for Primary Care Settings – International Journal of Integrated Care (2018);18(2):19
The Role of Social Workers in Improving the Physical Health of People Who Use Mental Health Services – Australian Social Work (2019), pp 1-9
Effects of yoga on depressive symptoms in people with mental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis – British Journal of Sports Medicine (2019)
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Articles - Newspaper and Social Media
The Largest Health Disparity We Don’t Talk About, by Dhruv Khullar, The New York Times
Stroke, cancer and other chronic diseases more likely for those with poor mental health, by Ben Harris, The Conversation
Effectiveness of a brief lifestyle intervention targeting mental health staff: analysis of physical fitness and activity in the Keeping Our Staff in Mind study, BMJ Open Sports & Exercise Medicine (2020) 6
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