Public Mental Health Today: a handbook explores aspects of public mental health, focusing on the relationship between socio-economic inequalities and mental health inequalities as its central theme.
Public Mental Health Today is a collection of chapters, written by experts in the field, that aims to provide you with an overview of the issues affecting public mental health today. It 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.
Chapter 1: Understanding mental health
Chapter 2: Mental well-being and black and minority communities
Chapter 3: Conceptual and practical issues
Chapter 4: Strengthening mental health within communities
Chapter 5: Work and public mental health – welfare and well-being in, and through employment
Chapter 5: Adopting a mental health promotion approach to public mental health
Chapter 6: Later life challenges and opportunities
Chapter 7: Meeting the mental health needs of young people – a GP’s perspective
Chapter 8: Gender and mental health
Chapter 9: Measuring success – developing mental health indicators