Panel - Clarifying and Supporting the Role of Public Health in Population Mental Health at the CMHA Conference 2018
On October 23, 2018, Pascale Mantoura presented a workshop with partners from Québec and Ontario on the roles of public health in population mental health promotion during the conference of the Canadian Mental Health Association which was held in Montréal at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel. October 2018. Description.


At first, Pascale presented the general context behind the increasing presence of mental health in public health policy and practice in Canada. She identified the main elements of a population mental health approach for public health and outlined the roles and needs of the public health workforce, building on the NCCs' needs identification and competency development activities, and on the pan-Canadian Population Mental Health and Wellness Forum initiated by the NCCs in collaboration with four partnering organizations. Then, Marie-Claude Roberge of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) discussed Québec's public health system and the manner in which mental health promotion is integrated in the Programme national de santé publique, as well as some of the levers which can facilitate public health's action in population mental health. Finally, Tamar Meyer of the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) discussed Ontario's public health system, including the integration of mental health promotion in the Ontario Public Health Standards, and the development of a provincial community of practice to support public health work and competency building.

Clarifying and Supporting the Roles of Public Health in Population Mental Health
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Mental Health in Public Health: The Importance of Structural Mechanisms
8 slides
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Mental Health Promotion in Ontario's Public Health System
16 slides
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To consult the complete program, visit the website of the conference.

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