|This handbook explores aspects of public mental health, focusing on the relationship between socio-economic inequalities and mental health inequalities as its central theme.
Poor mental health across society contributes to wider socio-economic and health problems. This collection of 22 chapters, written by experts in the field, will aim to provide you with an overview of the issues affecting public mental health today.
A selection of the chapters includes:
• Understanding mental health
• Mental well-being and black and minority
communities – conceptual and practical issues
• Strengthening mental health within communities
• Work and public mental health – welfare and
well-being in, and through employment
• Adopting a mental health promotion approach
to public mental health
• Later life: challenges and opportunities
• Meeting the mental health needs of young
people – a GP’s perspective
• Gender and mental health
• Measuring success – developing mental health
The handbook covers key public challenges including the impact of discrimination on the mental health of older people, people from minority ethnic communities and people with mental health problems, the impact of our changing environment, and the constraints arising from the current economic climate.