This technical report presents evidence-based and practical changes that have been identified collaboratively by the experts involved in this work. The report details the proposed systematic and systemic changes in policy and practice to deliver better physical health care for people living with serious mental illness, and to do so within the existing health services infrastructure.
The report provides evidence that supports these recommendations and is a resource for all who are working to reduce this stark health divide.
The accompanying National Policy Roadmap to Being Equally Well (the Roadmap) provides practitioners, service providers, health service system supporting agencies, funders and policy-makers with a summary of the suite of changes proposed, changes that are evidence based, implementable and affordable.
Whilst this collaboration has focused on improving the physical health care and life expectancy for people living with serious mental illness, we and our collaborators in this work intend that
this work should inform and influence the physical health care of all who live with mental illness.
The technical report is composed of two volumes:
- Volume 1. The project report
- Volume 2. Appendices of information and evidence
Both volumes are attached in the record
|Place of Publication||Melbourne|
|Publisher||Mitchell Institute, Victoria University|
|Commissioning body||Commonwealth of Australia. Department of Health.|
|Number of pages||112|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Aug 2021|