Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 15 Issue 1

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


Table of contents - Special Issue: Childhood, parenting, families and young people

Guest Editors: Anna Macintyre

Opportunities for reducing socioeconomic inequalities in the mental health of children and young people – reducing adversity and increasing resilience

Jillian Roberts, Angela Donkin, Michael Marmot

– Poor mental health and well-being disproportionately affects vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people. The paper aims to discuss this issue.


A good beginning

Sue Gerhardt

The purpose of this paper is to examine the physiological systems – the foundation of physical and mental health – that are being established during gestation and early…

Hitting the right note for child and adolescent mental and emotional wellbeing: a formative qualitative evaluation of Sistema Scotland’s “Big Noise” orchestral programme

Christopher Harkins, Lisa Garnham, Aileen Campbell, Carol Tannahill

Previous research emphasises the need for preventative interventions to reduce mental health problems among disadvantaged children and adolescents. There is however little…


High and low levels of positive mental health: are there socioeconomic differences among adolescents?

Line Nielsen, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Mathilde Vinther-Larsen, Charlotte Meilstrup, Bjørn E. Holstein, Vibeke Koushede

It is important within public health goals to promote adolescents’ mental health and to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in mental health. Among adults there are…

Integrating positive youth development and clinical care to enhance high school achievement for young people of color

Tyrone Morris Parchment, Jayson Jones, Zoila Del-Villar, Latoya Small, Mary McKay

High school completion is one of the strongest predictors of health and well-being. There is increased public attention on the challenges faced by young people of color…

Adolescent mental health: new hope for a “Survive, Thrive and Transform” policy response

Valentina Baltag, Chiara Servili

Mental health problems make a significant contribution to morbidity and mortality in adolescents worldwide. To address mental health in adolescents policy response should…

Cover of Journal of Public Mental Health



Online date, start – end:


Copyright Holder:

Emerald Publishing Limited

Open Access:



  • Lee Knifton
  • Neil Quinn