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Smoking and Mental Health Summit

24th February 2015, Bridgwater, Somerset People with severe mental illness … die on average 16-25 years sooner than the general population. … Have higher rates of respiratory, cardiovascular & infectious disease…’ ‘Increased smoking is responsible for most of the excess mortality of people with severe mental health problems. Adults with mental health problems …. Smoke […]

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Parity of Esteem – programme update

People with poor physical health are at higher risk of experiencing mental health problems and conversely those with poor mental health are more likely to have poor physical health. Currently physical and mental health treatments tend to be viewed, and delivered, as separate health services. The vision for Parity of Esteem is to create an integrated […]

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