In August 2021, the Mitchell Institute and Equally Well Australia launched the Being equally well roadmap of policy and system change recommendations that would help improve the physical health care of people living with serious mental illness.

These recommendations were made as people with serious mental illness in Australia die up to 23 years earlier than the rest of the population, mostly due to preventable chronic diseases.

Following the launch of the roadmap, the Mitchell Institute and Equally Well Australia worked with a wide range of individuals and organisations to engage and promote uptake and implementation of the recommendations. A range of roundtable events and advisory groups of experts were convened to facilitate detailed determination of how to implement the various aspects of the roadmap's recommendations.

This resource summarises the outcomes and next steps from those implementation roundtables and advisory groups. It provides the wider sector of stakeholders who can help make these improvements happen – policy-makers, services providers, practitioners and consumers – with clear guidance about what can be done now, by whom, and how.

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