British Lung Foundation pledge to Equally Well UK
The British Lung Foundation want to see a world where everyone can breathe clean air with health lungs. Prevalence of severe mental illness is higher among those with a respiratory condition. We know that smoking is a significant cause of and contributor to lung disease and that rates are higher among people with a mental health condition (approximately 40%).
As part of the partnership, we will support Equally Well and work with other members to reduce physical health inequalities for people with a mental illness. We will bring our expertise in smoking cessation policy and continue to advocate for increased access to stop smoking support, so that everyone who smokes has access to quit. The British Lung Foundation helpline and support groups are open to anyone with a lung condition who needs support with physical or mental health.