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Addressing the determinants of positive mental health: concepts, evidence and practice

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dc.contributor.author Barry, Margaret M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-17T15:35:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-17T15:35:09Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Barry, M.M. (2009). Addressing the determinants of positive mental health: concepts, evidence and practice International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 11(3), 4-17. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2221
dc.description.abstract Positive mental health is recognised as a key resource for population well-being and the social and economic prosperity of society. This paper provides an overview of current concepts of positive mental health and its contribution to the health and well-being of society. Frameworks for promoting mental health are presented, together with an overview of key concepts and principles underpinning this multi-disciplinary area of practice. Drawing on empirical studies, the article reviews the determinants of positive mental health across the lifespan. Enhancing factors for promoting mental health at the structural, community and individual levels are identified. The growing evidence base on the effectiveness of mental health promotion interventions is discussed, and the implications of addressing the psychosocial determinants of mental health for policy and practice are considered. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Health promotion en_US
dc.subject Positive mental health en_US
dc.subject Mental health promotion en_US
dc.subject Determinants of mental health en_US
dc.subject Effective interventions en_US
dc.title Addressing the determinants of positive mental health: concepts, evidence and practice en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.local.publisherstatement First published in the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion vol 11 number 3 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US

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