Professor Allan Fels AO at the National Press Club of Australia
Allan Fels smiles for the camera ahead of his National Press Club Address titled 'Prioritising the physical health of people living with mental illness and launch of the Equally Well initiative'.
The view from the back of the National Press Club as Professor Fels delivered his address.
Professor Fels talking about the "Equally Well" statement. A statement by over 50 mental health and other institutions about the poor physical health of persons with mental illness and the alarming life expectancy of persons with severe mental illness.
Professor Fels delivering his address about mental health and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) along with other mental health issues.
Professor Allan Fels at the podium at the National Press Club
The view from the side of stage at the National Press Club of Australia
One of the audience browsing the 'Equally Well' publication
A member of the audience browsing pages 10 and 11 in the Equally Well publication that was launched today by Professor Allan Fels.
To the left of shot, a banner about mental health, "All people in Australia achieve the best possible mental wellbeing to enable them to lead contributing lives in socially and economically thriving communities."
Professor Allan Fels said that people with mental illness have poorer physical health. He highlighted some key facts which are listed in the "Equally Well" publication on page 10.
Allan Fels said that Mental Health funding needs to improve.
Allan Fels during his NPC address said people with a mental illness are six times more likely to die from cardivascular disease.
During his Natioanl Press Club address, Professor Fels said people with a mental illness are likely to die between 14 and 23 years earlier than the general population.
Some of the audience for the National Press Club address delivered by Allan Fels
Professor Allan Fels talking about mental health issues
Allan Fels listening to a member of the press as they ask a question,
Allan Fels talking about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) along with other mental health issues at the National Press Club of Australia.
Laurie Wilson, a Director at the National Press Club asks Allan Fels a question following his address about mental health.
Allan Fels responding to a question from the media after his National Press Club address.
Professor Fels was at the press club to speak about mental health. When a journalist ask about other topics in a multi part question he politely said he would answer one of the questions.
Allan Fels speaking at the National Press Club after delivering his address.
Allan Fels answers a question from the media during the q and a session.
Professor Fels answering a question at the National Press Club of Australia following his National Press Club address titled 'Prioritising the physical health of people living with mental illness and launch of the Equally Well initiative'
Tim Shaw from Radio 2CC listening to Allan Fels and the NPC.
Allans Fels listens to a queston from the media
Rev. David Campbell listens to Allan Fels at the National Press Club.
Allan Fels talking about mental health issues at the National Press Club of Australia.