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

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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.

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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.

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Liaison psychiatry

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

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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


Coping through football

Can football improve the physical and mental health of someone living with mental health difficulties?


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Mental health and older people – time to make some noise

Toby Williamson looks at the 'little Cinderella' of mental health


New CQC survey finds that people with mental health difficulties have poorer than average hospital experience

A new CQC report has highlighted that people with mental health difficulties have a poorer experience of acute hospitals than others