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Commissioning cost-effective services for promotion of mental health and wellbeing and prevention of mental ill-health

McDaid, David and Park, A-La and Knapp, Martin and Wilson, Emma and Rosen, Benjamin and Beecham, Jennifer (2017) Commissioning cost-effective services for promotion of mental health and wellbeing and prevention of mental ill-health. 2017209. Public Health England, London, UK.

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Abstract

There is no health without mental health. Promoting and protecting the mental health of everyone is vital to improve the quality of people’s lives. It is important to promote good mental health because it has been associated with better physical health. This includes better heart health, an improvement in the ability of our immune systems to fight problems and slower progression of some problems. Having good mental health and wellbeing makes it easier to deal better with the different stresses (physical and mental) and problems in life. It also supports our ability to fulfill our ambitions and dreams, to be more confident, have good relationships with other people and cope with life’s ups and downs. It can help us to do well at school, in the workplace and in adjusting to retirement. Better mental health and wellbeing may also improve community spirit, bringing people together and reducing levels of violence, intolerance and crime...

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public...
Additional Information: © 2017 Crown copyright © OGLv3.0
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 09:31
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 09:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85944

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