Better mental health resource for public health professionals
Brief summary of Better mental health for all:
Section one maps out why mental health is an important and often overlooked aspect of overall health.
Section two outlines the risk and protective factors through the life course and across communities.
Section three addresses approaches and interventions to improve mental health at different stages of the life course and in different settings.
Section four offers a practical guide to enable practitioners to support their own mental wellbeing
This resource is designed for FPH members and is available to all. Our aim is to promote high quality, evidence based practice in public mental health by enhancing knowledge, skills and attitudes, as well as providing practical resources to assist you in your work (see links at the bottom of this page).
Accessing advice and support for people directing affected by mental health issues
If you are experiencing mental distress, or find that the subjects covered by this resource triggering, you can find information about how to access support, care and treatment for either yourself or someone you care for via the following websites:
- Samaritans, who are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the following freephone number: 116 123, or via email: email@example.com or by visiting the Samaritans website
- NHS Choices guide to accessing mental health services
- Rethink mental illness, who provide accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.
Looking for ideas and examples of best practice in action?
Watch three short films of public mental health in action, available on FPH's YouTube channel. The videos were made with three of the shortlisted entries for FPH's Public Mental Health Award 2016 and tell the story of work happening in Torbay, Somerset and Lanarkshire to improve public mental health.
Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if these resources on public mental health are meeting your needs or if you have any suggestions for further topics to be included.