Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 13 Issue 2

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


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Body dissatisfaction: an overlooked public health concern

Michaela M. Bucchianeri, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

In contrast to the attention it has received in related fields of research, body image has remained understudied within the field of public health. This is highly…


Diagnosing vulnerability and “dangerousness”: police use of Section 136 in England and Wales

David B. Menkes, Gillian A. Bendelow

Police in England and Wales are empowered, under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (s136), to detain individuals thought to be a danger to themselves or to others…

From end user to provider: making sense of becoming a peer support worker using interpretative phenomenological analysis

Gemma Dyble, Anna Tickle, Christine Collinson

There has been extensive growth in the employment of mental health peer support workers (PSWs) over the last decade. However, limited research exists when exploring how…

Three year follow-up study of families referred to a family intervention team – what are the outcomes that make a difference?

Leah Salter, Jessica Williams

The purpose of this paper is to examine the long-term outcomes for 15 young people on a range of indicators including school success, involvement with other agencies and…

Promoting well-being and reducing stigma about mental health in the fire service

Jenna Moffitt, Janet Bostock, Ashley Cave

Workplace stress is a particular issue in the fire service. Research suggests this is related to excessive demands, relationships with senior managers, changing roles and…


Why does relative deprivation affect mental health? The role of justice, trust and social rank in psychological wellbeing and paranoid ideation

Sophie Wickham, Nick Shryane, Minna Lyons, Thomas Dickins, Richard Bentall

Relative deprivation is associated with poor mental health but the mechanisms responsible have rarely been studied. The purpose of this paper is to hypothesize that…

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