Equally Well aims to improve the quality of life of people living with mental illness by providing equal access to quality health care. By championing physical health as a priority, Equally Well ultimately aims to reduce the life expectancy gap that exists between people living with a mental illness and the general population.

The National Mental Health Commission led the development of Equally Well in Australia to show a commitment to putting the health care of people living with mental illness and the rest of the population on an equal footing.

Condolences: Jackie Crowe

Equally Well would like to honour and acknowledge the passionate contribution Jackie has made to the implementation of the Equally Well Consensus Statement and enactment of Equally Well as a team and project focused on improving the physical health of people living with mental illness in Australia. Jackie was an outstanding advocate for the physical health of consumers and carers and for better mental health and suicide prevention services, and has made an exceptional contribution to mental health reform over many years. We are honoured by her involvement and saddened by her passing.

Commissioner Jackie Crowe passed away on Saturday, 21 October 2017.

Jackie was Co-Chair of the Expert Advisory Group for Equally Well since 2015. She was also a member of the Equally Well Implementation Committee. Jackie was held in the highest regard by all who knew her. She will be sorely missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

Associate Professor Russell Roberts
Co-Chair, Equally Well Implementation Committee



Equally Well calls for better collaboration and coordination between governments, professional bodies, social and community services and other leaders in mental health to make the physical health of people living with mental illness a national priority.

We hope to share success stories in the near future and highlight some of the great work organisations and individuals are doing to promote Equally Well in their community. For the sake of people living with mental illness, we all look for your support.