Mental Health Promotion: A Lifespan Approach

By Mima Cattan; Sylvia Tilford | Go to book overview

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Mima Cattan is Senior Lecturer in Public Health/Health Promotion at Leeds Metropolitan University. She spent several years as a specialist and senior manager in health promotion where she was involved in a range of local and national health promotion initiatives in relation to mental health promotion and older people. She has a PhD from the University of Newcastle for research into effective health promotion interventions targeting social isolation and loneliness among older people. She currently teaches on postgraduate modules such as professional practice, health promotion and older people, and mental health promotion. Her research interests include accessibility of the social and physical environment and mental health and older people's contributions to transport planning.

Sylvia Tilford is Visiting Professor in Health Promotion at Leeds Metropolitan University. Before working for over 20 years at Leeds Met in postgraduate training for health promotion she worked in school and adult education. She has a special interest in international developments in health promotion. She was also the Director of the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Met. Her interest in mental health promotion has been longstanding and related activities have included teaching, the review and dissemination of the evidence base for mental promotion and involvement in community health promotion projects. She is a co-author with Keith Tones of a widely used academic textbook, Health Promotion, Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity.

Glenn MacDonald has worked in industry and has taught in secondary schools for several years prior to working as a health promotion specialist. He is currently the Course Director for the undergraduate and postgraduate studies in health development at the University of Central England in Birmingham. He also directs Health Development Projects at UCE which undertakes a range of health development work including research, mental health promotion, consultancy, and the national Health Development Conference. He is the Society of Health Education and Promotion Specialists lead on Education and Training, and mental health promotion. He has presented papers on mental health promotion and other aspects of health development theory and practice to national and European conferences. He is currently completing research into the organizational experiences of health promotion specialists.

Associate Professor Louise Rowling has established a national and international reputation for her work on health promoting schools, drug abuse prevention, loss and grief and mental health promotion. She was a chief investigator for the development phase of MindMatters, the National Mental Health Promotion in Schools Project, funded by the Australian government. Louise's publications include Mental Health Promotion and Young People: Concepts and Practice (2002) and Grief and School Communities: Effective

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Table of contents

  • Mental Health Promotion - A Lifespan Approach iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Figures, Tables and Boxes vi
  • List of Contributors viii
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgements xv
  • List of Abbreviations xvi
  • 1: Introduction 1
  • 2: What Is Mental Health? 8
  • 3: Mental Health Promotion 33
  • 4: Infancy and Childhood (0–5 Years and 6–12 Years) 64
  • 5: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood (12–17 Years and 18–24 Years) 100
  • 6: Adulthood 137
  • 7: Older People 176
  • 8: Concluding Comments and the Future of Mental Health Promotion 214
  • Appendix 1 226
  • Appendix 2 228
  • Appendix 3 230
  • Glossary 232
  • Index 236
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