Equally Well is a group of organisations and individuals working together to improve physical health outcomes for people with experience of mental health and/or addiction issues.
It is well known that people experiencing mental health and/or addiction issues also have worse physical health outcomes than their peers, and a lot of work has been done to address this over the years. However this is the first time the health sector and service users have committed to working together in this way.
More than 40 Equally Well partner organisations have signed up to take action in their own areas of expertise and influence, to bring about much needed change.
Te Pou provides ongoing coordination and support, and hosts Equally Well resources and information on this website. Te Pou is taking action for Equally Well in its own work - more information about our involvement will be shared in the coming months. Te Pou also carried out an evidence review to inform Equally Well activities.
If your organisation would like to endorse the Equally Well consensus paper please contact Helen Lockett. Endorsing organisations are also invited to join the Equally Well online Loomio discussion forum. To join the forum or receive a reminder of your personal link, please contact Wendy Donaldson.