Mental and Physical Wellbeing

Closing the gap between mental and physical healthcare

Mental and physical wellbeing are not distinct and separate but part of the same continuum of health. The interrelationship between the two can become even more apparent when one or both aspects are negatively affected. Having a long-term physical health problem increases the risk of mental ill health. Life expectancy of people with serious mental illness is 15-20 years less than the general population. Treating people holistically makes for a better service experience and improved health and wellbeing outcomes.