The prevalence of hepatitis C in people with mental illness is higher than it is in the general population, but recent medical advances present an opportunity to change this. The Change of Mind campaign encourages people who live with hep C and who also experience mental health issues to learn why now is an excellent time to be treated for hep C.
Hepatitis NSW is working with organisations from across the sector to promote three specific messages:
- Hep C is higher among people with diagnosed mental health issues
- The good news is that hep C can be easily treated, and cured
- Even more good news: curing hep C can have multiple health benefits, including mental health benefits