Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 6 Issue 3

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


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Building an economic case for mental health promotion: part I

Lynne Friedli, Michael Parsonage

This paper uses economic analysis to develop the case for greater investment in mental health promotion. One example of a common mental health problem for which there is…

People and green spaces: promoting public health and mental well‐being through ecotherapy

Ambra Burls

Drawing on the author's multi‐method research on the viability of specific ecotherapy practitioner training and curriculum design, this paper debates how the use of…


Containing, thinking and public health

Mark Cohen

This paper argues that the capacity of individuals and of society as a whole to ‘contain’ experience, and to use this as a basis for thought, is central to good health…

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