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WEBINAR - Wellbeing Budgeting and Public Health: Promising Practice for Pandemic Recovery?
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Article - A Framework for Supporting Action in Population Mental Health
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Seminar - Promoting Population Mental Health and Wellbeing for Children and Youth - Innovative Approaches to Policy, Practice and Research

Population Mental Health in Canada: Summary of Emerging Needs and Orientations to Support the Public Health Workforce
 779 K

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

Defining a Population Mental Health Framework for Public Health
 733 K

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
567 K


Canadian Resources

Briefing Note: Review of Department of Finance Canada's
“Toward a Quality of Life Strategy for Canada”
Barrington-Leigh, C. (2021).

Positive mental health surveillance indicator Framework. Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, Public Health Agency of Canada (2016).

Mental health promotion: Let's start speaking the same language. Watson, S. et McDonald, K.  Region of Waterloo Public Health & Emergency Services (2016).

Exploring Positive Mental Health.
Canadian Institute for Health Information. (2009). 
 1.87 MB

Mentally Healthy Communities: A collection of Papers.
Canadian Institute for Health Information. (2008).
 1.14 MB

Blogue Qualaxia
A site for discussing population mental health (in French)


International Resources

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).  

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.). Supplement – Hors série – Edición especial 2, 1-72. (2005).
 1.16 MB

Addressing the Determinants of Positive Mental Health: Concepts, Evidence and Practice. 11, 3. Barry, M. International journal of mental health promotion (2009).
 108 K

Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project Outputs
Final Project report. The Government Office for Science, London.
12.1 MB

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).
 923 K

Mental health, resilience and inequalities. Friedli, L. (2009). WHO Europe.
 459 K

Evidence-based mental health promotion resource. Keleher, H., & Armstrong, R. Report for the Department of Human Services and VicHealth, Melbourne (2005).

Wellbeing - Why it matters to health policy. Health is the top thing people say matters to their wellbeing. DH-UK (2014).

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).


Contact

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Build Back Better: Wellbeing Budgets for a Post COVID-19 Recovery?
This Fact Sheet presents the recent turn to wellbeing in the policy making of central governments and considers whether it holds promise as part of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.
August 2021. Description. Download.  580 K
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Although the wellbeing of the population has long been a concern of governments, in recent years, momentum has been building for governments to consider wellbeing as a measure of success and progress alongside traditional economic measures like Gross National Product (GNP). This movement has led to the adoption of strategies and policies which make quality of life or wellbeing a priority area for policy in jurisdictions including New Zealand, Finland, Scotland, Wales, and Canada.

In this Fact Sheet, we look at how wellbeing has developed as a policy focus for central governments and consider how wellbeing approaches to policy making coincide with public health priorities and whether they may offer promise in advancing healthy public policy in a post COVID-19 recovery.

Build Back Better: Wellbeing Budgets for a Post COVID-19 Recovery?
8 pages
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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.