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Innovative approaches to promoting population mental health and well-being

Innovative approaches to promoting population mental health and well-being

Dr. Margaret Barry’s lecture, titled “Innovative approaches to promoting population mental health and well-being: Who needs to be engaged for effective action?,” addresses the need for innovative policies and approaches to address the social determinants of mental health (SDMH) and considers what it means to adopt whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches to promoting population mental health and well-being. Frameworks for implementation, evidence-based strategies and consideration of a “mental-health-in-all-policies” approach are explored. The link between mental health promotion and primary prevention is touched on, including the SDMH and how population mental health promotion (PMHP) intersects with public health practice. Evidence-based actions for implementing a PMHP approach are presented, with a focus on mental health promotion in children and youth through multi-sectoral collaboration and engagement of the wider community.

This live stream event was co-presented by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health and St. Francis Xavier University’s Department of Education and Office of the Associate Vice-President of Research. It was made possible by a Dobbin Atlantic Scholarship from the Ireland Canada University Foundation, provided with support from the Government of Ireland.

Use this resource to:

  • facilitate a discussion about population mental health promotion for children and youth;
  • identify multi-sectoral partnerships to promote mental health across society; and
  • explore the social determinants of mental health and their contribution to health inequities.

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Reference:

Barry, M. Innovative approaches to promoting population mental health and wellbeing. Lecture presented at: St. Francis Xavier University; 2017 Jun 1; Antigonish, NS, Canada.

Tags: Mental Health, Policy analysis, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, Video

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