Journal of Public Mental Health: Volume 8 Issue 3

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


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Suicide prevention: a task for public health and a role for public health ethics

Angus Dawson, Diego Silva

Suicide is primarily conceptualised as an event with causes relating to individual lives. However, we argue that it is impor tant not to lose sight of the fact that not…


Suicide and homelessness

Adrian Bonner, Claire Luscombe

Suicide behaviour rates vary significantly between countries due to a range of cultural, behavioural and health‐related factors. Gender and age‐related factors also appear…

Ageing cities: public health approaches to creating a mentally healthy London for older citizens

Jill Manthorpe, Steve Iliffe, Michelle Cornes, Jo Moriarty, Les Bright, Roger Clough

At a time of increasing interest in mental health in later life, the role of public health approaches is potentially heightened. This paper draws on interview data with…

Public mental health case study: learning (and teaching) from personal experience

Anne Eyre

On 15 April 1989, Anne Eyre went to Sheffield to watch Liverpool contest an FA Cup semi‐final with Nottingham Forest. She was caught in a crush in which 96 people were…

Mental Health First Aid — rolling out across the UK

Julia Terry

It has been identified that mental health literacy among the public is poor, with stigmatising attitudes persisting. The public frequently encounter people experiencing…

Supporting mental health service users back to work

Jenny Secker

Evidence accumulated over many years illustrates the benefits of work for mental health, including that of mental health service users. Despite strong evidence of the…

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