Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 18 Issue 2

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


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A time-use approach: high subjective wellbeing, low carbon leisure

Angela Druckman, Birgitta Gatersleben

The purpose of this paper is to address the question: which leisure activities are relatively low carbon and conducive to high levels of subjective wellbeing? Underlying…


Clinical depression moderates effects of animal-assisted stress prevention program on college students’ emotion

Patricia Pendry, Jaymie L. Vandagriff, Alexa Marie Carr

The purpose of this paper is to examine whether clinical levels of depression moderated university students’ momentary emotional states (e.g. feeling content, anxious…

Systemic conversations across children and young people’s mental health services: a case study

Tim Clarke, Tonia Mihill

Improving and transforming children and young people’s (CYP) mental health (MH) services is increasing in importance. Such systems, however, are often delivered across…

Delivering national public mental health – experience from England

Ian F. Walker, Jude Stansfield, Lily Makurah, Helen Garnham, Claire Robson, Cam Lugton, Nancy Hey, Gregor Henderson

Mental health is an emerging health policy priority globally. The emphasis on closing the treatment gap in psychiatric services is now being complemented by an increasing…


Association between long-term stressors and mental health distress following the 2013 Moore tornado: a pilot study

Lauren A. Clay, Alex Greer

Stress has considerable impacts on human health, potentially leading to issues such as fatigue, anxiety and depression. Resource loss, a common outcome of disasters, has…

Do Australian media apply recommendations when covering a suicide prevention campaign?

Renate Thienel, Marc Bryant, Gavin Hazel, Jaelea Skehan, Ross Tynan

Media reporting and portrayals of mental illness and suicide can play an important role in shaping and reinforcing community attitudes and perceptions. Depending on the…

When language is maladaptive: recommendations for discussing self-injury

Penelope Hasking, Stephen P. Lewis, Mark E. Boyes

The purpose of this paper is to call on researchers and clinicians to carefully consider the terminology used when discussing non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and…

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