Improving the physical health and wellbeing of people with mental health problems
Big White Wall is a digital mental health service supporting people with anxiety, depression and other conditions to improve their emotional wellbeing. Individuals with mental health problems are more likely to be overweight, to smoke, and to drink too much, which leads to health problems. The project has developed online courses on losing weight, stopping smoking, and cutting down alcohol, specifically for people with mental health problems. As courses are online, they can be accessed from home at any time with no need to see a doctor for a referral. The courses will be free on the NHS for people in many parts of the UK, and through some employers and universities.