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Article - A Framework for Supporting Action in Population Mental Health
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Seminar - Promoting Population Mental Health and Wellbeing for Children and Youth - Innovative Approaches to Policy, Practice and Research

Population Mental Health in Canada: Summary of Emerging Needs and Orientations to Support the Public Health Workforce
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Population Mental Health in Canada: An Overview of the Context, Stakeholders and Initiatives to Support Action in Public Health
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Defining a Population Mental Health Framework for Public Health
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Scan of Mental Health Strategies across Canada

Advancing Population Mental Health
On the site of the Ontario Health Promotion e-Bulletin.

Framework for Healthy Public Policies Favouring Mental Health (HPP-FMH)
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Annotated Bibliography: Population Mental Health
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Canadian Resources
Positive mental health surveillance indicator Framework. Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, Public Health Agency of Canada (2016).

Mental health promotion: Let's start speaking the same language. Watson, S. et McDonald, K.  Region of Waterloo Public Health & Emergency Services (2016).

Exploring Positive Mental Health.
Canadian Institute for Health Information. (2009). 
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Mentally Healthy Communities: A collection of Papers.
Canadian Institute for Health Information. (2008).
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Blogue Qualaxia
A site for discussing population mental health (in French)

International Resources

A special number of « La santé en action (Santé publique France) » on Promoting population mental health (Promouvoir la santé mentale de la population) (Available in French only). (March 2017).

Social determinants of mental health. UCL Institute of Health Equity. World Health Organization and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Geneva: World Health Organization (2014).  

The evidence of mental health promotion effectiveness: strategies for action. Promotion and Education. A special issue of IUHPE: Jané-Lopis, E., Barry, M., Hosman, C., Patel, V. (Eds.). Supplement – Hors série – Edición especial 2, 1-72. (2005).
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Addressing the Determinants of Positive Mental Health: Concepts, Evidence and Practice. 11, 3. Barry, M. International journal of mental health promotion (2009).
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Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project Outputs
Final Project report. The Government Office for Science, London.
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Promoting Mental Health: Concepts, Emerging Evidence, Practice. Herrman, H., Saxena, S., & Moodie, R. (Eds). A Report of the World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Collaboration with the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and University of Melbourne. Geneva: WHO (2005).
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Mental health, resilience and inequalities. Friedli, L. (2009). WHO Europe.
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Evidence-based mental health promotion resource. Keleher, H., & Armstrong, R. Report for the Department of Human Services and VicHealth, Melbourne (2005).

Wellbeing - Why it matters to health policy. Health is the top thing people say matters to their wellbeing. DH-UK (2014).

What you need to know about mental health inequalities. DH-Scotland (2010).

Whole series on wellbeing across the life course. Starting well- developing well- living well-working well-aging well-… DH-UK.

What Works Centre for Wellbeing (UK).

The UKs Faculty of public health website on better mental health for all (UK).

Pascale Mantoura


Workshop - Population mental health: what are the needs for a comprehensive public health practice? - CDPAC 2014
Pascale Mantoura from the NCCHPP offered a 90-minute workshop on April 10, 2014 at the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) conference, held from April 8 to 11, 2014.
March 2014.  Description. Download  2.15 MB

Mental health is an essential component of health. Less than optimal mental health is deeply linked to chronic diseases. The promotion of Population Mental Health (PMH) is associated with increased well being in many Canadian policy/strategy documents. PMH implies that there is no health without mental health; that mental health is a public health priority in which physical health and mental health are intertwined. As such, PMH is a concern for all public health practitioners.

The objective of this workshop was to present a framework for PMH in public health and better understand the practice needs of public health practitioners in relation to such a framework.

In addition, the goal was to help participants to:
• become familiar with the concept of PMH and describe its components,
• analyze links between their practice and PMH objectives/strategies, and
• identify needs to improve action on PMH within their practice settings.

This workshop thus targeted public health practitioners at varying levels of practice who are concerned by the potential links between their practice and PMH. 
No prior knowledge of mental health was necessary.

The workshop took place at the Delta Ottawa City Centre on April 10, 2014 during the the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) conference.

Population mental health: What are the needs for a comprehensive public health practice?
47 slides
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Image - first page of the presentation - click to download 

To access the conference's program, click here.

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