Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 17 Issue 4

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


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Enhancing public mental health and wellbeing through creative arts participation

Tony Gillam

The purpose of this paper is to explore how participation in creative arts activity can enhance public mental health and wellbeing. It is informed by both the author’s…


Reviewing challenges and gaps in European and global dementia policy

Toni Wright, Stephen O’Connor

The purpose of this paper is to scope out European and global policy documents focused on dementia with the purpose of providing a synthesis of the challenges the…


Parenting while grieving: the impact of baby loss

Hedy Cleaver, Wendy Rose, Elizabeth Young, Rebecca Veitch

The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of pregnancy or baby loss on families, and their ability to access suitable support. Miscarriage and stillbirth are not…

Effect of pro-social behaviour and conduct problems on the relationship between limiting longstanding illness and negative emotional symptoms in children

Andrine N. van Woerden

The purpose of this paper is to explore direct and moderating effects of pro-social behaviour and conduct problems on the link between limiting longstanding illness (LL-I…

Stigma towards individuals who self harm: impact of gender and disclosure

Brendan Lloyd, Alexandra Blazely, Lisa Phillips

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is reasonably common, particularly among young people with prevalence rates of up to 25 per cent reported. Many factors contribute towards…

How does immigration status affect the public stigma of behavioral health disorders?

Patrick Corrigan, Mehak Hafeez, Maya Alkhouja

The purpose of this paper is to look specifically at the intersection between behavioral health and immigration stigma.

Mental health and undocumented migrants in Portugal

Gustavo Santos, Célia Soares, Raquel Rebelo, Paula Ferreira

While awaiting resolution of their legal process, undocumented migrants (UM) face several challenges, including limited access to public health care. The purpose of this…

Lifestyle behaviors and mental health in medical students

Houda Ben Ayed, Sourour Yaich, Maissa Ben Jemaa, Mariem Ben Hmida, Maroua Trigui, Jihene Jedidi, Raouf Karray, Yosra Mejdoub, Habib Feki, Mondher Kassis, Jamel Damak

Recently, there has been a renewed interest in medical students’ mental health. The purpose of this paper is to determine factors associated with psychological distress in…

Geographical variation in GP drug prescribing for schizophrenia and similar psychosis in England

Allan Brimicombe, Pat Mungroo

Visualising and analysing geographical patterns in mental illness can be a starting point for understanding and creating effective policy around inequalities and how to…

Lessons for commissioning and health outcomes from Her Majesty’s Prison Birmingham

Jan Cassidy, Woody Caan

This study of HMP Birmingham was part of a much larger investigation of health needs assessment (HNA), in the context of a new “HNA Toolkit” developed by Public Health…

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