The Story of Things

Series Six: Looking Beyond Horizons at the relationship between physical and mental health

January 9, 2020

People with a severe mental illness often experience a range of other physical health problems and their life expectancy is around 20 years shorter than the general population. In this episode of The Story of Things, Professor Simon Gilbody, from the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, discusses his research into closing the gap in health and life expectancy for people who use mental health services.