Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 12 Issue 2

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


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Art and wellbeing in a deprived Scottish community

Joanne Abbotts, William Spence

This study aimed to evaluate the “Out of the Box” initiative, by investigating any impacts on participants’ wellbeing. Aimed at general population adults, Out of the Box…

“To the beat of a different drum”: improving the social and mental wellbeing of at‐risk young people through drumming

Lisa Wood, Penny Ivery, Robert Donovan, Estée Lambin

There is growing interest in the use of music and other arts mediums as a way of addressing mental health and social wellbeing issues in a non‐clinical or therapy setting…


Setting up a youth violence prevention project in a London hospital emergency department

Yael llan‐Clarke, Amanda Bunn, Jeffrey DeMarco, Antonia Bifulco, John Criddle, Gillian Holdsworth

Youth violence victimisation impacts on health, mental health and future risk trajectories. A London hospital emergency department (ED) outreach youth service provides a…

Facing the challenge of mental ill health in the workplace

Jill Joyce

This paper aims to outline the extent and cost of work‐related mental ill health and the challenges it causes in the workplace. It focuses on what employers can do to…


Forward from Foresight: the uses of the new economics foundation's well‐being work

Juliet Michaelson

The purpose of this article is to first introduce, and then review the uses of, the Five Ways to Well‐being communication messages and the dynamic model of well‐being…

Third sector organisations: unique or simply other qualified providers?

Robin Miller

The third sector has been promoted by progressive English governments as a provider of health and social care services for people with mental health difficulties. This…

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