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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
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Population Mental Health in Canada: An Overview of the Context, Stakeholders and Initiatives to Support Action in Public Health
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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
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). 
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Mentally Healthy Communities: A collection of Papers.
Canadian Institute for Health Information. (2008).
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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).
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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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Mental health, resilience and inequalities. Friedli, L. (2009). WHO Europe.
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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).

Pascale Mantoura


Panel - Clarifying and Supporting the Role of Public Health in Population Mental Health at the CMHA Conference 2018
On October 23, 2018, Pascale Mantoura presented a workshop with partners from Québec and Ontario on the roles of public health in population mental health promotion during the conference of the Canadian Mental Health Association which was held in Montréal at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel. October 2018. Description.

At first, Pascale presented the general context behind the increasing presence of mental health in public health policy and practice in Canada. She identified the main elements of a population mental health approach for public health and outlined the roles and needs of the public health workforce, building on the NCCs' needs identification and competency development activities, and on the pan-Canadian Population Mental Health and Wellness Forum initiated by the NCCs in collaboration with four partnering organizations. Then, Marie-Claude Roberge of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) discussed Québec's public health system and the manner in which mental health promotion is integrated in the Programme national de santé publique, as well as some of the levers which can facilitate public health's action in population mental health. Finally, Tamar Meyer of the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) discussed Ontario's public health system, including the integration of mental health promotion in the Ontario Public Health Standards, and the development of a provincial community of practice to support public health work and competency building.

Clarifying and Supporting the Roles of Public Health in Population Mental Health
19 slides
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Mental Health in Public Health: The Importance of Structural Mechanisms
8 slides
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Mental Health Promotion in Ontario's Public Health System
16 slides
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To consult the complete program, visit the website of the conference.

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