Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 1 Issue 3

The art, science and politics of creating a mentally healthy society


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Implementing Mental Health Promotion: A Health Education and Promotion Perspective

Gerjo Kok

Mental health promotion can learn from achievements in the field of health education and promotion. Health education and promotion has seen four major developments in the…

Promoting Mental Health in Zululand, South Africa

Steven Edwards

This paper follows a project undertaken by the University of Zululand in conjunction with local organisations. A description of the Zululand Mental Health Community…

Operationalising Mental Health: A Theoretical Basis

Dennis Trent, Sandy Herron

The aim of this paper is to propose cognitive theory as a theoretical basis for operationalising an independent concept of mental health. The shift away from an illness…

Philosophy Matters in Mental Health Promotion

David Seedhouse

Mental health promotion is saturated with theoretical ambiguity and is ripe for sustained philosophical investigation. Unfortunately, most philosophical discussion in…

Research and Evaluation in the Field of Primary Prevention: A Problem Area?

Alfred Uhl

Confusion over definitions, and particularly between everyday and scientific meanings, are a problem for all those working in the health prevention field. So are…

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