16 October 2019
Arthritis Action is delighted to announce we have joined Equally Well UK, a group of organisations that seek to promote and support collaborative action to improve physical health among people with a mental illness.
The shared vision is that everyone living with a long-term mental health condition has access to effective, timely,
consistent and responsive help at every stage of their life for their physical health and has an equal chance of enjoying a
healthy and, ultimately, equal life expectancy.
We have made a pledge to support people with arthritis have an overall healthier life, mentally and physically, through self-management.
You can read our full pledge here.
Arthritis Action focuses on the mental and physical aspects of living with arthritis.
The well-documented link between long-term pain and mental illness makes the Equally Well UK Charter’s pledge such a priority. Our work focuses on reaching more people with arthritis to educate them about self-management, and support their mental wellbeing.
Pledged in September 2019
The Equally Well Charter is hosted in the UK by Centre for Mental Health in partnership with Rethink Mental Illness and leading professional clinical organisations including the Royal College of GPs and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
You can view a full list of Member organisations and read their pledges here.