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

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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).  

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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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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).

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Sharing Public Health Practitioners' Needs in Population Mental Health: Highlights and Avenues for Action
The NCCHPP's Pascale Mantoura, and the NCCs, invited provincial and federal partners to a meeting to exchange on the results of a population mental health survey. The meeting was held in Ottawa, on November 20, 2014. This briefing note and the companion PowerPoint presentation discuss strengths and needs highlighted from that meeting.
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This briefing note and the companion PowerPoint presentation discuss strengths and needs in the area of population mental health, as identified by public health actors. These strengths and needs were presented to partners during a meeting held in Ottawa on November 20, 2014, and the briefing note also identifies some highlights from that meeting.

Between April and October 2014, the NCCHPP, in collaboration with the NCCPH, led a variety of population mental health needs assessment activities with public health practitioners. The documents presented here (the briefing note and the PowerPoint presentation) discuss strengths and main buckets of needs resulting from a partial analysis of the needs assessment activities. They reflect strengths and needs as expressed by the 335 respondents who completed the English version of the web survey questionnaire, as well as those who participated in face-to-face encounters.

The NCCs invited some of their federal and provincial partners involved in population mental health to discuss the respective actors' understandings of public health practitioners' needs in population mental health, and to reflect upon activities that can address the identified needs.

Sharing Public Health Practitioners' Needs in Population Mental Health: Highlights and Avenues for Action
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"Population mental health: A look into public health practitioners practices and needs
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The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.