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People living with severe mental illness face one of the greatest health inequality gaps in England.

Those living with severe mental illness die on average 15 to 20 years earlier than the general population, largely due to physical illnesses that could be prevented or treated.

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Partners across Buckinghamshire are working together to reduce this inequality by supporting people living with severe mental illness to access their annual physical health check.

Buckinghamshire Mind is running a free online webinar for anyone – particularly those working or volunteering in the voluntary, housing, health, care or statutory sectors – who would like to learn more about severe mental illness (SMI), the health inequalities experienced by those experiencing severe mental illness and the importance of annual physical health checks.

Join us at this webinar to support the work of improving the physical health of people living with severe mental illness.

The session will cover:

  • What severe mental illness is
  • The health inequalities that those with severe mental illness experience
  • The importance of physical health checks and what they involve
  • How we might work together to encourage uptake of physical health checks

Webinar dates

Wednesday 12 June 2024: 12pm – 2pm
Wednesday 26 June 2024: 10am - 12pm
Thursday 18 July 2024: 10am - 12pm

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