Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 3 Issue 4

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


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A well‐being manifesto for a flourishing society

Nic Marks, Hetan Shah

Although economic output has nearly doubled in the last 30 years, life satisfaction levels in the UK and other developed countries have remained resolutely flat, with…

Time to extend ‘a visible helping hand’

David McDaid

Adam Smith was wrong: the new economics foundation is right: economic prosperity does not of itself bring enhanced individual and social well‐being. Indeed, it carries a…

A comparison of lifestyle behaviour and health perceptions of people with severe mental illness and the general population

Diane Crone, Linda Heaney, Rhiannon Herbert, Jennifer Morgan, Lynne Johnston, Rob Macpherson

People with long‐term mental health problems have a considerably higher risk of physical illness and premature mortality than the general population. This paper describes…

A golf programme for people with severe and enduring mental health problems

David Carless, Kitrina Douglas

This article reports an experimental golf programme initiated for people with severe and enduring mental health problems partly to promote physical activity and partly as…

What do surveys of public attitudes to mental health problems really mean (and do we mean what we say)?

Michael Smith

Campaigns to improve public attitudes to people with mental health problems have yet to show significant impact, according to national surveys. But how reliable are these…

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