This paper launches a series of reviews which will examine prevention activity at different stages of the life course and pay particular attention to pressure points such as transitions and particular vulnerability and exposure to adversity associated with this life stage.
The aim of this paper is to scope the public mental health research landscape today with a particular focus on the evidence around prevention and the fundamental determinants of mental health and mental health inequity.
The paper will be used to inform debates on the character of public mental health evidence, to generate recommendations for future evidence reviews to be undertaken by MHF and to progress our Research Strategy, which will be underpinned a transdisciplinary and translational approach. This approach will focus on identifying the types of interventions that will create substantial impact.
A-Z Topic: Prevention and mental health
Prevention is an important approach to improving mental health. It means stopping mental health problems from developing, getting worse or coming back.
Statistics: Prevention and early intervention
Despite the cost-effectiveness of preventing mental health problems in the long term, there are gaps in the research base on prevention of mental ill health.
Publication: Prevention and mental health report
Mental health should be valued and understood as a key that allows us to unlock a wide range of health and social advantages. When this resource is damaged, it leaves us unable to reach our collective potential. This report is for policymakers, health professionals, mental health advocates and their families and friends.
Publication: Mental health and prevention: taking local action for better mental health
This report sets out ways to tackle the rapidly growing level of mental ill-health.