Our members2019-08-13T12:20:38+00:00

Our members

Organisations that have signed up to Equally Well UK have demonstrated their commitment to prioritising physical health for people with mental health problems as well as pledging to play their part in reducing the inequalities.

Please click on a member below to read their individual pledge:

For too long, inequalities in physical health for people with mental health conditions have been ignored or taken for granted. We are supporting and promoting Equally Well UK to help to bring about sustained and significant change across the country. 

As a Member-led charity we are fully aware of the physical health inequalities faced by people affected by mental illness. We also know from experience that improving physical health can be a key part of recovery from a mental illness, and essential to achieving a better quality of life.

Alun Thomas, Hafal

We should be relentless in addressing the physical health of those with a mental illness and the significant inequality they face. We join the Equally Well collaborative with the aim to play our part in reducing this gap.

We believe that it is fundamentally important that everyone who accesses healthcare is confident that they will receive the best possible care, irrespective of the nature of their illness or infirmity, and we are committed to working with others to achieve this aim.

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, RCGP Chair

For too long we have neglected the physical health needs of people living with mental illness. Resulting tragically in lives cut short. It is time to act and end this outdated health inequality.

Mark Winstanley, CEO, Rethink Mental Illness

“We are proud to be part of this critical movement to improve the quality of everyday life for people with mental illness. Physical health concerns often go unrecognised and untreated and this has to change.”

“People with severe mental health problems are dying prematurely – largely from preventable illnesses. This is one of our greatest shames as a society. We need to be resolute that through Equally Well we will make this a thing of the past.”

Isabella Goldie, Mental Health Foundation

“My desire is that we move to a place where we care for the person rather than the illness and needs are met by one service. I’m therefore delighted to support Equally Well UKs ambitious charter”

Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Health Education England

“The early deaths and illness experienced by people with a mental health condition are in large part caused by smoking. We are pleased to be part of a movement challenging the norms that perpetuate poor health for this community.”

Deborah Arnott, ASH

“We embrace the opportunity the Equally Well initiative provides to work in partnership to improve the quality of life and life expectancy for people in our communities with mental illness.”

“We are excited to join the new ‘Equally Well’ collaborative. This is a great opportunity to learn with and from others about how we can best deliver high quality holistic care for our patients.”

Sarah Wilding, Deputy Chief Nurse, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
“We are committed to joining up mental and physical healthcare, training and research to improve health outcomes for our patients. Equally Well provides a fantastic platform to do this.”
“The Equally Well network presents a valuable opportunity to bring together our partners’ collective strengths to help make whole person care a reality for our patients and local population.”
Jo Haworth, Deputy Chief Nurse, King’s College Hospital

“Physical health and a person’s mental health needs are closely linked and we must all provide person centered holistic care, each person has a unique set of care needs which we all must ensure are met.”

David Wilmott, Director of Nursing, Cygnet Health Care

“As the third largest health profession, pharmacists working across the NHS can play a key role in improving people’s physical and mental health, so we are delighted to support the launch of the Equally Well Charter.”

Sandra Gidley, Chair of the English Pharmacy Board, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

For such a health inequality to still exist is unacceptable.  The College of Mental Health Pharmacy is proud to join this group of organisations to finally make a change for the better.

Juliet Shepherd, President, The College of Mental Health Pharmacy

Everyone should have the same opportunity to lead a healthy long life, no matter who they are, what their circumstances, or where they live in England.  Public Health England is committed to system wide action to reduce inequalities and support people living with mental illness to live well for longer.

Lily Makurah, National Lead for Public Mental Health, PHE

Organisations that have signed up to Equally Well UK so far by signing the Charter:

St Andrews

St Andrews

Natalie Jennings, Deputy Director of Nursing and Physical Healthcare at St Andrew’s, said: “St Andrew’s is delighted to be part of Equally Well and to contribute to this co-ordinated action towards improving the life expectancy and physical health of people with long term mental health conditions. Within the Charity we are striving towards an equal focus on physical and mental health at every level. We have signed the Charter to show our organisational pledge to this shared goal.”

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust pledge to the Equally Well Charter:

We pledge to make available on an ongoing basis a tiered programme of physical health training to improve the competence and confidence of our clinical staff. This will include level one physical health skills and MEWS refresher training for our nursing and health care assistants through to more advanced training delivered by the local university. This training will help to support improved physical health monitoring through our physical health clinics as well as mental health assessments in both our wards and community services. We also pledge to share our mental and physical health expertise with primary care colleagues to help them deliver physical health interventions for people with mental illness to reduce the mortality inequality gap in this population.

Pledged 7 September 2018

Jonathan Warren, Acting Chief Executive said: “We are proud to be part of this critical movement to improve the quality of everyday life for people with mental illness. Physical health concerns often go unrecognised and untreated and this has to change.”

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society  pledge to the Equally Well Charter:

Psychological assessment and formulation uniquely uses a biopsychosocial approach to consider the whole person including both physical and mental health. The British Psychological Society advocates that all health and social care practitioners practise individualised care and consider a person holistically as so often physical and mental health are intrinsically linked. For example, the Society has produced a position paper on dementia and is working on a paper regarding autism. These advocate that people with dementia and people with autism receive equal treatment of co-occurring conditions. These messages have been and will continue to be shared with MPs commissioners and wider stakeholders.

Pledged 10 September 2018

Chief executive, Sarb Bajwa said:  “The British Psychological Society  are determined to address inequity by working collaboratively with other health professions in raising standards and training to ensure that those living with mental illness can access the healthcare they need.”


Transforming Lives Together

Transforming Lives Together

Warwickshire CCG

Warwickshire County Council

West London NHS Trust