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In Bradford there are currently 6,949 people diagnosed with a Severe Mental Illness

Severe Mental Illness (SMI) refers to diagnoses of schizophrenia, bipolar and organic psychosis. People diagnosed with an SMI are at risk of dying 15-20 years earlier than the general population due to often preventable physical diseases.

  • Two times more likely to have diabetes and die of cancer
  • Five times more likely to die of liver disease
  • Three times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease

If you would like to find out more about SMI and physical health checks then book onto our free training. 

Masira Hans, SMI Programme Manager explains what Severe Mental Illness is. 

Free SMI and Physical Health Checks training

If you are living or working in Bradford and Craven and want to learn how you can help reduce these inqualities then get in touch with our SMI Programme Manager, Masira Hans, to book your free SMI and Physical Health Checks training. 

The training explores the inequalities people living with SMI face and considers how you alongside other local organisations can support people living with SMI.

Training outcomes:

  • You’ll understand what SMI is
  • You’ll understand the  importance of physical health checks
  • You’ll know what physical health checks involve
  • You’ll know how you can support people and contribute to reducing these inequalities

Upcoming training dates

If you would like to book Masira to deliver SMI training for your organisation, please contact her by email.

[email protected]

How do people with SMI book a Physical Health Check?

Anyone aged 18 and over that is diagnosed with a SMI can access a physical health check through their GP.

The Physical Health Check takes no more 30-minutes and includes:

  • weight measurement
  • blood pressure
  • blood tests
  • assessment of alcohol consumption
  • assessment of smoking status.

We encourage anyone with a SMI to take up these health checks. 


What is a Physical Health Check?

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