KDE Hub for Mental Health Promotion (August 2023). Hub Tool: Mental Health Promotion Concepts and Principles. Waterloo, Ontario: Knowledge Development and Exchange Hub, Renison University College, University of Waterloo.
This tool explores several conceptual models and frameworks which are relevant to both the health promotion and mental health promotion fields. One of the main frameworks introduced in this tool is the Ottawa Charter which is a global framework used to guide health promotion practice. This tool also provides real-life examples of how the Ottawa Charter can be applied to the current activities of the publicly funded projects that are part of the KDE Hub community.
This tool may be particularly useful for those who want to expand their understanding of the foundational concepts and principles of health promotion and mental health promotion. The goal of this tool is to create a shared understanding of important frameworks that underpin mental health promotion work and to facilitate conversations within organizations on how their current and future practices can be linked to these theories and frameworks.