Physical & mental health

Physical health problems and long-term conditions make mental health problems worse, and vice versa. We're finding ways to fix this by researching how these complex needs can be met together including setting up liaison psychiatry teams and integrating therapy with GP services.

Equally Well

A new collaborative to support the physical health of people with a mental illness

web page

Co-morbidities: physical health and mental health problems together

The cost to the health system and to wider society of mental health problems among people with physical illnesses is considerable.

web page

"Parity of esteem"

Parity of esteem is the principle by which mental health must be given equal priority to physical health. There are however many areas where parity of esteem has not yet been realised.

web page

Liaison psychiatry

Psychiatric liaison services provide mental health care to people being treated for physical health conditions in general hospitals.

web page

Improving the Physical Health Outcomes of Patients with Serious Mental Illness

Start date/time
End date/time
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

A slow emergence into something new - life after cancer

David reflects on his gradual psychological recovery from cancer


Charter for Equal Health sets out vision for better physical health support for people with mental health conditions

Leaders from over 50 organisations are committing to enabling improved physical health for people living with a severe mental illness