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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
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


The NCCHPP participated in the IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion held in Rotorua, New Zealand
Pascale Mantoura, Scientific Advisor at the NCCHPP, participated in the Health Promotion World Conference of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) held in Rotorua, New Zealand, in April 2019. She offered a symposium on promoting population mental health in collaboration with experts Margaret M. Barry and Janet Fanslow.
November 2019. Description.

The symposium was entitled: International Perspectives on Promoting Population Mental Health and Wellbeing as a Critical Strategy for Sustainable Health Development. The objectives were to consider what capacity needs to be developed to ensure that mental health promotion can be more fully integrated into mainstream health promotion and sustainable development strategies and to critically consider what implementation structures, workforce skills and capacities are needed in promoting population mental health and wellbeing.

This symposium was composed of three presentations which provided an overview of global frameworks and also shared perspectives from current workforce developments in Canada and New Zealand.

An integrated approach to population mental health promotion: Bridging the implementation gap for effective intersectoral action
Presenter: Margaret Barry, renowned expert on health promotion from the National University of Ireland Galway.
30 slides
 1 MB

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Integrating a population mental health approach in public health: Canadian perspectives on clarifying and supporting public health roles
Presenter: Pascale Mantoura, Scientific Advisor at the NCCHPP.
21 slides
 1.27 MB

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Building workforce capacity and capability to implement mental health promotion: A family and sexual violence example
Presenter: Janet Fanslow, Associate Professor at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland.
21 slides
 1.4 MB
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