National Mental Health Commission, $114,854
Associate Professor Russell Roberts, Dr Michael Mehmet, Dr Chris Mayles (RMIT) and Professor Jenny Bowman (University of Newcastle)
Rural and Regional Communties
The project, which is funded by the Australian Government’s National Mental Health Commission, supports the physical health of people with mental illnesses. It is investigating the impact of national leadership and social marketing campaigns on the utilisation of online resources to support the physical health of people with mental illnesses.
The National Consensus Statement, Equally well: Improving the physical health of people living with mental illness in Australia, was launched in July 2017. The consensus statement was the result of broad consultation during 2015 and 2016, including a national consensus workshop of health and mental health stakeholders. Over 70 national organisations, including all state and territory governments and key organisations, have so far signed-up to ‘making the physical health of people living with mental illness a priority at all levels: national, state/ territory and regional.
ILWS researchers have secured further funding from the National Mental Health Commission (additional to that received for the initial project Equally Well Implementation Committee (2017-2019) to continue conducting the two CSU research projects associated with this initiative. They are:
More information is available on the Equally Well website https://www.equallywell.org.au/
Expected outputs from this project are:
During 2019, the researchers were involved in a number of activities associated with the project.
The expected outcome of the Equally Well initiative is that it will help improve the physical health of people living with a mental illness.
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