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People with mental illnesses dying too soon because of physical health conditions, new data shows

2020-12-01T17:53:48+00:00

1 December 2020 People living with severe mental illness are 3.5 times more likely than average to die before they reach the age of 75 in [...]

People with mental illnesses dying too soon because of physical health conditions, new data shows2020-12-01T17:53:48+00:00

My experience of weight management and smoking in secure hospital

2020-11-30T14:06:34+00:00

Hannah Moore, member of the Equally Well Expert by Experience Group As a child I was very active and competed as a dancer and in [...]

My experience of weight management and smoking in secure hospital2020-11-30T14:06:34+00:00

Staying Physically Active and Healthy during Covid-19; Small Changes with a Big Impact

2020-10-23T11:09:22+00:00

Genevieve Smyth Equally Well UK Clinical Group member from Royal College of Occupational Therapists Covid-19 has presented lots of opportunities to rethink and reframe challenges [...]

Staying Physically Active and Healthy during Covid-19; Small Changes with a Big Impact2020-10-23T11:09:22+00:00

A missed opportunity? The Government’s obesity strategy and our mental health

2020-10-23T10:35:50+00:00

Emma Bailey, Project Manager for Equally Well UK Last week, the Government published a new strategy, Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to lead healthier [...]

A missed opportunity? The Government’s obesity strategy and our mental health2020-10-23T10:35:50+00:00

Healthy living: adapting physical health programmes to the needs of people with severe mental illness

2020-08-11T16:28:54+00:00

Hollie Melton and Nick Meader, University of York On average people with severe mental illness die 15-20 years earlier than the general population. They are [...]

Healthy living: adapting physical health programmes to the needs of people with severe mental illness2020-08-11T16:28:54+00:00

Conversation with Dr Jonathan Bickford on physical health for people with SMI during Covid-19

2020-07-28T11:17:05+00:00

Dr Jonathan Bickford, member of the Equally Well Clinical Group chats to Emma Bailey, project manager about his experience and knowledge linking to the Equally [...]

Conversation with Dr Jonathan Bickford on physical health for people with SMI during Covid-192020-07-28T11:17:05+00:00

Equally Well UK welcomes Kevin James as the new Expert by Experience Group Chair

2020-07-02T14:35:02+00:00

Equally Well UK welcomes Kevin James as the new Expert by Experience Group Chair Embargoed until 00.01 hours, 3 July 2020 Equally Well UK, a [...]

Equally Well UK welcomes Kevin James as the new Expert by Experience Group Chair2020-07-02T14:35:02+00:00

Podcast: A nurse’s perspective on the recent Health Education England resource

2020-07-02T14:55:07+00:00

Marsha McAdam, Expert by Experience member for Equally Well speaks with Tim Coupland and Angela Willan about the recent Health Education England Resource: Physical Health [...]

Podcast: A nurse’s perspective on the recent Health Education England resource2020-07-02T14:55:07+00:00

The impact of COVID-19 lockdown measures on the physical health of people living with severe mental illness

2020-06-26T15:26:08+00:00

Gaby Hasham, Senior Recovery and Outcomes Project Officer, Rethink Mental Illness On Tuesday 16 June, Rethink Mental Illness published the second of its COVID-19 briefings, [...]

The impact of COVID-19 lockdown measures on the physical health of people living with severe mental illness2020-06-26T15:26:08+00:00

Video: Hunger hormone and the role of medical professionals

2020-06-29T13:16:40+00:00

Marsha McAdam, Expert by Experience member of Equally Well shares her experience and knowledge on ghrelin 'the hunger hormone' and what she would like medical [...]

Video: Hunger hormone and the role of medical professionals2020-06-29T13:16:40+00:00

Conversation with Kevin on physical health for people with SMI during Covid-19

2020-06-12T15:07:19+00:00

Kevin James, Expert by Experience member chats to Emma Bailey, project manager about the Equally Well resource; Looking after your health during Covid-19: A guide [...]

Conversation with Kevin on physical health for people with SMI during Covid-192020-06-12T15:07:19+00:00

Onwards and upwards: exercise and mental health during Covid-19

2020-05-29T11:24:47+00:00

Ben Russell, Expert by Experience Group member for Equally Well UK So, the problem with hearing voices is that they’re distracting. Either whispering to me [...]

Onwards and upwards: exercise and mental health during Covid-192020-05-29T11:24:47+00:00

NEWS: Equally Well UK publishes guide to physical health for people living with severe mental illness during Covid-19

2020-05-06T12:18:33+00:00

6 May 2020 Equally Well UK has today published a guide for people who are living with a mental illness about maintaining physical health during [...]

NEWS: Equally Well UK publishes guide to physical health for people living with severe mental illness during Covid-192020-05-06T12:18:33+00:00

Equally Well UK welcomes Prof Wendy Burn as the new Clinical Group Chair

2020-04-29T12:01:06+00:00

Equally Well UK, a collaboration working towards equal physical health for people with a severe mental illness, is delighted to announce Prof Wendy Burn as [...]

Equally Well UK welcomes Prof Wendy Burn as the new Clinical Group Chair2020-04-29T12:01:06+00:00

Positive mental health during self-isolation for Coronavirus / Covid-19

2020-03-27T09:17:41+00:00

Peter Byrne has been an NHS consultant psychiatrist for over 20 years, working mostly in general hospitals. These are worrying times: extraordinary measures to contain [...]

Positive mental health during self-isolation for Coronavirus / Covid-192020-03-27T09:17:41+00:00

Bridging the gap: bringing diabetes and mental health care together

2020-03-17T12:43:26+00:00

Linda Nazarko, Nurse Consultant Physical Health Care at West London NHS Trust People with mental health problems are more likely to have physical health problems [...]

Bridging the gap: bringing diabetes and mental health care together2020-03-17T12:43:26+00:00