Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 4 Issue 2

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


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Fighting the good mental fight

Sarah Wheeler

Mental Fight is an epic poem first published five years ago to celebrate the dawn of the third millennium. Its author, Ben Okri, describes the poem as an anti‐spell for…

The rise and rise of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Sami Timimi, Nick Radcliffe

The rise in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the use of stimulant medication such as Ritalin to treat it raises important questions…

Well‐being in Wandsworth: a public mental health audit

Chris Gilleard, Claire Pond, Amy Scamell, Ros Lobo, Katherine Simporis, Rawaf

This paper describes a survey of mental health and well‐being in the adult population served by Wandsworth Primary Care Trust. The survey was designed as a pilot to obtain…

Neighbourhood well‐being in Lewisham and Lambeth: the development of a mental well‐being impact assessment and indicator toolkit

Anthea Cooke, Tony Coggins

This paper describes the process of developing a mental health and well‐being impact assessment tool in Lewisham, as part of an attempt to increase understanding of mental…

Risk and resources for depression in later life

Mary Godfrey

This paper explores the evidence on risk and vulnerability to depression of older people, looking at the complex interplay between physical ill health, disability, loss of…

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