National Symposium

28 & 29 March, 2019

RMIT City Campus, Melbourne


Equally Well in Action: Implementing strategies to improve the physical health of people living with mental illness.


Focussing on implementation and solutions

Equally Well Australia is hosting a symposium with invited experts from the UK, New Zealand and Australia  who will  share the latest developments to enhance the health of  people living with mental illness.


Quality of Life – Equality in Life

Themes — The symposium will focus on the 6 essential elements and the actions of the National Consensus Statement:

  1. Equipping and engaging consumers
  2. Promotion and prevention
  3. Equity of access
  4. Providing quality care
  5. Care coordination
  6. Measuring progress


The symposium aims to highlight innovative practice and showcase excellence. To this end we are inviting poster presentations on the following topics:
  • Human rights
  • Peer workforce
  • Young people
  • Smoking
  • Lifestyle
  • Digital health


  • Substance use
  • Older people
  • Training and development
  • Improving access


  • Comprehensive care
  • Care coordination
  • Informed consent and Informed consumers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health


For sign-on and further details on the Equally Well Symposium please click here.

Keynote speakers, 2019

{subject to change)

Jenny Bowman – School of Psychology, University of Newcastle
Indigo Daya – Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council
Rebecca Hallam – headspace
Brenda Happell – School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle
Ben Harris – Australian Health Policy Collaboration
Kate Jackson – NSW Ministry of Health
Katherine Johnson – RMIT, Global, Urban and Social Studies
Helen Lockett – Equally Well New Zealand
Anna Love – Department of Health and Human Services, Vic Government
Rod McKay – Health Education & Training, NSW Government
Chris Maylea – School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT
Dave Peters – Equally Well Implementation Committee
Kim Ryan – Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Andrew Watkins – South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
The Equally Well Symposium is supported by:
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