By Mima Cattan, Sylvia Tilford
"It will be a useful addition to a reading list for public health students and anyone interested in promoting mental health in their clients. It will provide a useful platform for debate, and a summary of mental health needs at different points in the life span."
Critical Public Health
"This text provides an excellent overview for anyone new to mental health promotion or wanting to refresh their learning.
...the book provides a concise argument that mental health promotion has a strong theory base, evidence base and value base for anyone wishing to learn, advocate for or develop its practice."
This book is a useful overview for mental health promotion and will stimulate practitioners and researchers to delve more into this important topic"
The Internet Journal of Mental Health
Mental Health Promotion is the first textbook to provide an accessible guide to applied mental health promotion across all age groups, and demonstrates how both principles and theory can be used to underpin mental health promotion. Cross cutting themes at each stage of the lifespan are addressed, including: reduction of inequalities; theory and evidence based practice and culturally sensitive approaches to practice.
Key features of the book include:
- A recognition of the 'uniqueness' of different age groups in terms of specific mental health issues
- A lifespan approach; identifying different health promotion interventions for different age groups
- Illustrations of how to apply health promotion theory and principles to practice
- Inclusion of up to date evidence based examples of good practice for different age groups
- Use of international, national and local examples