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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
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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
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Framework for Healthy Public Policies Favouring Mental Health (HPP-FMH)
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Annotated Bibliography: Population Mental Health
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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)


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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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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).


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Webinar - Wellbeing Budgeting and Public Health: Promising Practice for Pandemic Recovery?
This webinar offered an introduction to wellbeing and wellbeing budgeting with a particular focus on public health and the promises they may hold for a pandemic recovery.
November 2020. Description.

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Date
Wednesday November 25, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST
Speakers

Christopher Barrington-Leigh, Associate Professor, Institute for Health and Social Policy, School of Environment, McGill University

Lindsay McLaren Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences and the O'Brien Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary and Research Associate at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Facilitator
Val Morrison, Scientific Advisor, NCCHPP

Description

The health, social, and economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic have left governments at all levels thinking about the way forward. In the midst of uncertainty, many, including many in Canada, have called for a health and economic recovery that puts people and their wellbeing at the heart of the efforts. Before the appearance of SARS-CoV-2 in late 2019, many organizations and governments had already begun looking for ways to move beyond Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of how well countries are doing to finding ways of measuring how well people in countries are doing. New Zealand, for example, adopted a wellbeing budget last year.

Our two guest speakers, Christopher Barrington-Leigh of McGill University and Lindsay McClaren of the University of Calgary, presented material and answered questions that allowed participants to understand what is meant by a wellbeing (or quality of life, or life satisfaction) approach to guiding budgets and policies. We particularly looked at the connections between existing public health perspectives and the wellbeing approach and pointed to ways that wellbeing, and wellbeing budgeting in particular, may offer a promising path as we move forward into and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic.

After attending this webinar, participants were able to answer the following questions:

    1) What is wellbeing budgeting?

    2) How does a wellbeing approach fit with public health practice?

    3) What does a wellbeing approach offer in a post-COVID-19 Canada?

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Presentations

Introduction
Val Morrison

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Wellbeing budgeting: Reframing policy around life satisfaction
Christopher Barrington-Leigh
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Wellbeing budgeting and public health: promising practice for pandemic recovery? 
Lindsay McClaren


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Should you have any questions, please contact us at: ncchpp@inspq.qc.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.