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Mental health: a key challenge for Europe in the 21st Century

McDaid, David ORCID: 0000-0003-0744-2664 (2013) Mental health: a key challenge for Europe in the 21st Century. Eurohealth, 19 (3). pp. 14-17. ISSN 1356-1030

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The impacts of poor mental health are well documented. Increased awareness of these human and economic costs has not gone unnoticed but the challenge of translating policy plans and goals into actions across Europe remains. Innovative actions to promote and protect mental health need to go beyond health care systems. They can harness resources, goodwill and mutual interests of other sectors. One key area for greater collaboration is in the workplace. Europe’s workforce will need protection to help it retain its competitive advantage in terms of knowledge and skills. It will need to respond to changing dynamics in the global economy. Good mental health will be vital if Europe is to compete effectively with the rest of the world. This means tackling issues such as stress, depression and alcohol harm in the workplace.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2013 WHO on behalf of European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
LSE Health
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2013 08:26
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 00:16
Funders: European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

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