I move that the Senate
(i) it is Schizophrenia Awareness Week;
(ii) people affected by serious mental illness face critical challenges to achieving and maintaining the same physical health as other people in the community;
(iii) such people are more vulnerable to coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke and respiratory disease than those without serious mental illness; and
(iv) their life expectancy is up to 25 years less than that of the general population; and
(b) calls on all governments in Australia to address the poor physical health status of people with serious mental illness as a priority.
This motion recieved the support of the Senate.