Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 4 Issue 1

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


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Mental health promotion theory: review and application

Jenny Secker

Taking the principles of health promotion as a starting point, this paper begins with a review of the ways in which mental health has been defined in the mental health…

Public mental health in England since 1997: past, present and future

Jenny Bywaters

Although public mental health has rarely been an explicit element of national health policy in England, a range of programmes have contributed to moving it up the agenda…

The mental health needs of adult asylum seekers in Newcastle upon Tyne

Philip Crowley

Dealing with the needs of asylum seekers and refugees presents a challenge to local health services, and mental health has been identified as the main health issue for…

Interpersonal relationships and the origins of mental health

Sarah Stewart‐Brown

This paper reviews current evidence of the significance of interpersonal relationships ‐ at community, workplace, school and family levels ‐ in influencing mental health…

Creating a mentally healthy society: lessons from a cross‐border rural mental health project in Ireland

Margaret Barry

Public mental health can be described as the science, politics and art of creating a mentally healthy society. This paper discusses these three concepts with reference to…

Choosing mental health: a response to the government white paper

Lynne Friedli, Andrew McCulloch

Choosing Health is the first government public health white paper since Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation, published in 1999. It aims to make the NHS ‘a health service…

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