Introduction

Promoting mental health: Concepts, emerging evidence, practice

Author: World Health Organization (2005)

Promoting mental health: Concepts, emerging evidence, practice

World Health Organization. (2005). Promoting mental health: Concepts, emerging evidence, practice: A report of the World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in collaboration with the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and the University of Melbourne. World Health Organization.

World Health Organization. (2004). Promoting mental health: Concepts, emerging evidence, practice: Summary report: A report of the World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in collaboration with the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and the University of Melbourne. World Health Organization.

Description

Well established, this report represents the ‘bible’ of mental health promotion including history, concepts, definitions and approaches. Most of the content remains relevant although a few things (e.g., Keyes conceptualization of mental health and illness) have evolved and more innovative projects are better found in newer documents. Although it broadly covers various populations and ages, the content is suitable and relevant to mental health promotion for children and youth as well as vulnerable groups. Chapters are written by leaders and prominent scientists from around the world.

The summary report was prepared by editors of the full report and offers a good overview of the same content.

Potential use

This resource can serve as a single source for foundational knowledge and theory in the mental health promotion field. 

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