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
How do I participate?
Your voice really matters.
If you would like to discuss the scan, please reach out to Equally Well via email email@example.com or one of our local contacts:
Tasmanian Department of Health
Policy and Project Officer
Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate
Primary Health Tasmania
Primary Health Consultant
Sector Improvement and Innovation
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
⦁ 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.