National Initiatives and Activities Scan 2022

Share your efforts and successes with us - big or small, we want to hear about it.

The Tasmanian Department of Health and Primary Health Tasmania are partnering with Equally Well to undertake an Activities Scan of all the work being done in Tasmania to improve the physical health of people with a lived experience of mental health issues.

The scan is a short online survey that will paint a collective picture of what is currently happening in the state and help to guide and inform future priority areas.

“Big or small, a lot or a little. We want to hear about it. If we all do what we can, where we can, when we can, we will make a difference.”

Professor Russell Roberts
Equally Well Australia

National Initiatives and Activities Scan

How do I participate?

Your voice really matters.

We want to continue to hear about the work you are doing, have done or are planning to do, big or small, to improve the physical healthcare of people living with mental illness.

If you would like to discuss the scan, please reach out to Equally Well via email scan@equallywell.org.au or one of our local contacts:

Tasmanian Department of Health

Al Brown

Policy and Project Officer

Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate

al.brown@health.tas.gov.au 

Primary Health Tasmania

Kaitlyn Graham

Primary Health Consultant

Sector Improvement and Innovation

Kgraham@primaryhealthtas.com.au 

 

Equally Well

Equally Well aims to improve health and reduce the life expectancy gap between people with a lived experience of mental health issues and the general population. 

Initiatives under Equally Well work to promote and improve equity of access to physical health care and support increased coordination and collaboration between organisations. Initiatives may be focussed on a range of areas, including but not limited to:

⦁ Physical health screening and treatment

⦁ Medication and side effects

⦁ Physical activity

⦁ Social and community engagement

⦁ Advocacy

 Systemic and cultural change

 

How will the information from the Activities Scan be used?

The Department of Health and Primary Health Tasmania will use the Activities Scan to:

⦁ Identify needs and gaps in Tasmania for improving the physical health of people with mental health issues

⦁ Recommend priorities for expanding existing initiatives and/or initiating new work in Tasmania for improving the physical health of
        people with mental health issues

 

 

How will the information about my project be shared?

With your permission, Equally Well intends housing a summary of the initiatives and activities being undertaken from organisations across Australia, on the Equally Well website to share as a resource. Equally Well will also be publishing a report summarising the 2022 Scan to be launched at the 2023 Symposium.  This report will also be presented to the Australian Government and other stakeholders interested in the impact of the work being undertaken. There will also be an opportunity to identify work undertaken in Tasmanian projects to promote at future Equally Well and other symposiums and conferences.

 

Information Privacy

No information provided will be shared, released, or promoted without your organisation’s consent and authorisation. Equally Well will also adhere to any intellectual property rights protections in place.  

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