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Promoting Mental Health 4 Life (MH4L) is a learning resource to help individuals and organisations improve both their own mental health and the mental health of the people they serve.
The content is organised according to a life-course approach, with sections on promoting mental health at each stage of life to reflect the needs of individuals at different points in their development. Additional sections address mental health promotion with schools, employers, health and emergency services, and councils.
This work was led by Professor Kamaldeep Bhui, Professor of Psychiatry and Cultural Psychiatry and Epidemiology at Queen Mary University of London, Consultant Psychiatrist at East London Foundation Trust, and co-founder of Careif. This project was founded by the Health Education North Central and East London (HENCEL) and was supported by Dr. Geraldine Strathdee, the National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England.
Public Health England has established a Mental Health Intelligence Network to provide better access to the data already collected around mental health and wellbeing. It includes common mental health problems, severe mental illness, children and young people's mental health, mental wellbeing, coexisting substance use and mental health issues and also dementia.
- Public mental health and wellbeing – the big picture
- Public mental health at a local level – commissioning guides and toolkits
- Economics of mental health
- Inequalities, recession, financial strain
- Measurement of mental wellbeing
- Starting well
- Developing well
- Working well
- Living well
- Mental wellbeing, physical health and healthy lifestyles
- Ageing well
- Wider determinants