Professor Tim Kendall, national clinical director for mental health at NHS England said: “Improving the life expectancy of people with serious mental health issues needs concerted action from everyone. The launch of Equally Well UK is the perfect platform to raise awareness of this issue by bringing together people with serious mental illness, families and carers, health and care organisations and other partners from the wider sector. NHS England is proud to be one of the founding members and we look forward to seeing the momentum build in the months ahead.”