We’re Proudly Sponsoring the Equally Well 2022 Symposium

After becoming signatories to Equally Well over a year ago, Guardian Exercise Rehabilitation is proud to sponsor their upcoming Symposium – taking place over the 12th and 13th of April.

What is Equally Well?

Equally Well is the brainchild of the National Mental Health Commission in Australia, with the Equally Well National Consensus Statement being launched in July 2017. The statement was developed after extensive interviews, workshops, and consultative processes, and took both Australian and international research into account. Now, over 90 companies have signed up to Equally Well; a notable gamut of organisations that we were honoured to join.

Equally Well’s mission is to ‘make the physical health of people living with mental illness a priority’. And they were ahead of their time in establishing this mission, because in 2018 The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended that lifestyle interventions should be considered first-line strategies for physical health management in adults with severe mental illness*. As an established lifestyle strategy, exercise has a far-reaching capacity to improve psychological symptoms, mood, alertness, concentration, and sleep patterns. Exercise can also contribute to overall enhanced quality-of-life through facilitating social interaction and providing meaningful use of time, purposeful activity, and empowerment. And this is of course not even touching on the many physical health benefits of exercise and movement.

Equally Well 2022 Symposium: Action and collaboration for hope and health.

The second annual Equally Well Symposium, this year’s event will be taking place over two days at the Gold Coast campus of Griffith University. Both national and international experts have been invited to attend, representing Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Excitingly, the whole event will also be free to attend. With presentations on the following topics, we encourage all who can make it to do so! We are excited to learn, get involved, and throw our support behind this wonderful and important event.

  • Peer workforce
  • Young people
  • Smoking
  • Lifestyle
  • Substance use
  • Older people
  • Training and development
  • Carers
  • Improving access
  • LGBTI
  • Human rights
  • Co-design, co-delivery
  • Informed consent and informed consumers
  • Comprehensive care
  • Care coordination and integrated care
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Services and systems
  • Translating research into practice

Register your attendance here.

*https://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/guidelines_physical_health_and_severe_mental_disorders/en/

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