Life expectancy of people with serious mental illness is 25-30 years shorter than the general population.
This discrepancy is largely due to the impact of a range of cardiometabolic risk factors.
Because having a mental illness is an independent risk factor for developing metabolic disorders,
NSW Health has recommended mental health patients have a physical health check-up every six months in the community and every three months if hospitalised.
What is the ccCHiP cardiometabolic clinic?
Inpatient CL Service takes place at the Concord Centre for Mental Health. This section will be updated soon (Q1, 2018) as we are reviewing how our resources and capacity can be use to provide a meaningful consultation/liaison service from ccCHiP to CCMH wards.
Psycho-education, around diet and exercise, is also be provided either in direct consults (Dietician) or through group-based therapies (exercise physiologist). A number of regular group based activities are progressively being implemented. For details of these micro-services, please contact us directly.
What are the relevant cardiometabolic issues?
Elevated lipids or blood sugar levels
High blood pressure
Deranged thyroid levels
Diagnosed diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, cardiovascular disease or thyroid disease
Strong family history of cardiometabolic disease
How do I refer?
Please download the following PDF form and send it via email or fax.
For further information, please contact the team Registrar, or Sr Angela Meaney on the following number: