Prevention and mental health paper

Understanding the evidence so that we can address the greatest health challenge of our times. A resource for policymakers, health professionals, mental health advocates and their families and friends.

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This report covers:

  • An immense challenge: we look at the scale of mental health problems in society
  • The causes of mental health problems: what shapes our mental health?
  • One integrated model of mental health: one model that pulls together biological, psychological, social and environmental factors
  • Our life events: how life changes or experience of trauma can affect our mental health
  • One health: the relationship between our physical and mental health
  • The meaning of prevention: how prevention applies to everyone
  • What is holding us back?: how we must change as a society to put prevention front and centre