Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 4 Issue 4

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


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Are better streets and parks a route to better mental health?

Julia Thrift

Public parks are good for our mental and physical health. They provide a sense of community for local people and passers‐through. They provide social role valorisation for…

Designing urban space for psychological comfort: the Kentish Town Road project

Ruth Dillon

The tendency of urban environments to produce anxiety is well documented in a range of theoretical and historical literature, but there is little current work that…

Mental health and housing: making the links in policy, research and practice

Robin Johnson

This article documents policy developments at local and national level in England that reflect a growing recognition of the role of housing and the built environment in…

Imagine East Greenwich: evaluating the impact of the arts on health and well‐being

Felicity Callard, Lynne Friedli

This paper describes the qualitative evaluation of Imagine East Greenwich (IEG), a series of arts/health projects developed as part of a regeneration programme on two…

Co‐designing for communications and services in the healthcare environment

Deborah Szebeko

Graphic design — the accessible visual presentation of information and materials — has an invaluable role in communicating health messages that has yet to be fully…

Creating healing environments: humanistic architecture and therapeutic design

Richard Mazuch, Rona Stephen

Humanistic architecture aims to place human welfare at the heart of the art and science of building design and environmental management. In this article we aim to show how…

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