Mental Health in the New Public Health System, seminar briefing now published
12 July 2012
This spring, the RSPH held a thought provoking seminar on the role of Mental Health in the New Public Health System. Experts from across the whole field of mental health came together to present and discuss the impact of mental health on public health and wellbeing and its place within public health policy.
With mental health in the spotlight, the evidence shows that mental health and overall wellbeing can no longer be treated as separate challenges; they are closely interlinked and poor mental health affects a wide range of social and broader health issues.
The panel of speakers brought together statistics to show how poor mental health affects communities, and encouraging examples of effective methods and guidance tools, being used to assess the impact of change on the mental wellbeing of all stakeholders.
"I believe that tackling mental health and health inequalities is everyone’s responsibility. We need to create more opportunities within local communities for individuals, families and neighbourhoods to create a positive change and, most importantly, we need to empower people and focus on their potential to make a difference for themselves. The new health reforms give us the potential to effectively link promotion and prevention much more closely with treatment and care, and to create a truly integrated and inclusive approach for people with mental health issues." Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE
For more information on courses relating to mental health please contact Gina Mohajer.
- The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is an independent, multi-disciplinary organisation, dedicated to the promotion and protection of collective human health and wellbeing. Through advocacy, mediation, empowerment, knowledge and practice we advise on policy development, provide education and training services, encourage scientific research, disseminate information and certify products, training centres and processes.
- The RSPH is the oldest public health body in the world and enjoys patronage of Her Majesty the Queen
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- The RSPH run a wide variety of conferences covering topics such as food safety, water, infection control and occupational medicine as well as training programmes covering all aspects of health improvement
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