Launch of Initiatives to improve the Physical Health of Mental Health Service Users

A number of initiatives have been launched to improve Mental Health Service Users’ physical health

 These initiatives were developed with service users and include:

  1. A Physical Health Assessment Tool for Acute Adult Mental Health Units,
  2. Lifestyles Referral Pathways to access national screening, alcohol misuse and smoking cessation services,
  3. The Let’s Get Active Guidelines which will:
  • Help staff to raise awareness of the benefits of exercise as a useful therapeutic tool for people with mental health problems.
  • Provide practical resources and strategies for staff to support service users to include physical activity in daily life.

Find more information about physical health supports for mental health.

mentalhealth@hse.ie