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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

Mental Health Commission of Canada's website is home to a lot of information and many documents, including the mental health strategy for Canada “ Changing directions, changing lives”.

Canadian Best Practices Portal (section on Mental Health)
Public Health Agency of Canada.

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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International Resources

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

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).. (2005). Supplement – Hors série – Edición especial 2, 1-72.
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Addressing the Determinants of Positive Mental Health: Concepts, Evidence and Practice. 11, 3. Barry, M. (2009). International journal of mental health promotion. 
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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.). (2005). 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.
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Mental health, resilience and inequalities. Friedli, L. (2009). WHO Europe.
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Barry, M. & Jenkins, R. (2007). Implementing Mental Health Promotion. Oxford: Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier. For a preview click here.

Huppert, F. A., Baylis, N., & Keverne, B. (Eds.) (2005). The science of well-being. Oxford university press.
For a preview click here.

Diener, E., Lucas, R., Schimmack, U., & Helliwell, J. (2009). Well-being for public policy. Oxford university press.
For a preview click here.

Pascale Mantoura


Population Mental Health in Canada: An Overview of the Context, Stakeholders and Initiatives to Support Action in Public Health
This briefing note proposes a portrait of the context, stakeholders and initiatives that support public health action in population mental health in Canada.
March 2017. Description. Download.  657 K

This document sets out to help public health practitioners by explaining the momentum we are witnessing in population mental health, by promoting access to key resources, and by raising awareness of certain initiatives intended to support them. We first outline the international, national and provincial contexts in which public health's population mental health-related goals are evolving, and examine guiding resources. Then we present actions taken in the United Kingdom and Europe which may prove useful in guiding Canadian public health practitioners in this field. Finally, we identify recent initiatives which have highlighted the assets and needs of the Canadian public health workforce with regards to population mental health.

Population Mental Health in Canada: An Overview of the Context, Stakeholders and Initiatives to Support Action in Public Health
12 pages
 657 K

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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.