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.


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.