Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 8 Issue 1

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


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The relationship between communication and behaviour in children: a case for public mental health?

James Law, Lawrie Elliott

This paper examines the overlap between two groups of children, those with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and those with social, emotional and behavioural…

Investing in the mental health of Fife: the Playfield Institute

Wendy Simpson, Graham Buchanan, Graham Monteith

The Playfield Institute is a unique partnership between child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and public health. The Institute model is an innovative…

Survey of alcohol sales from fuel outlets in Britain

Jason Luty, Nasser El Hindy, Sujaa Rajagopal Arokiadass

Many countries have banned sales of alcoholic drinks from retail motor fuel outlets (known as petrol stations in the UK). This survey aims to determine what proportion of…

Exploring attitudes of the general public to stress, depression and help seeking

Nicola Coe

Many people delay or never seek professional help for stress and depression. There is limited research on this topic using qualitative methodologies, but even less…

Demonstrating the well‐being benefits of a weight loss programme for people with a learning disability

Murray Griffin

Little is known about the health, well‐being and social interaction benefits of physical activity in adults with a learning disability. This is probably due to the…


Mental health assessment of children and adolescents with learning disabilities

Robin Friedlander, Steve Moss

Understanding the mental health problems of children who have learning disabilities presents huge challenges across many domains. This paper examines some of the…

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