The author outlines the view of mental health in New Zealand, and presents an overview of factors that will influence this in the future, arguing that leadership is required to further a nation's positive mental health. Recent analysis is then presented on the concept of ‘flourishing’ in people and communities and how this has explored positive states of experience and functioning. The personal and social benefits that this approach can give as part of a full spectrum approach to mental health are considered. The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand proposes a range of potential activities as examples that could contribute to an increase of flourishing and positive mental health in the wider New Zealand population.
Norriss, H. (2010), "Flourishing, positive mental health and well‐being: how can they be increased?", International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp. 46-50. https://doi.org/10.5042/ijlps.2010.0638Download as .RIS
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