This document was published in April 2019
This resource has been developed by a group of organisations from the Health and Wellbeing Alliance led by the Association of Mental Health Providers and including The National LGB&T Partnership.
People with severe mental illness have a substantially reduced life expectancy compared to the general population. It is increasingly widely recognised that this inequality is unacceptable and there is growing determination to close the gap. This has led to commitments by government and national health organisations to make the physical health of people with severe mental illness a higher priority, and an important aspect of this is weight management.