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Barriers and facilitators to commissioning cost-effective services for promotion of mental health and wellbeing and prevention of mental ill-health

McDaid, David and Wilson, Emma and Knapp, Martin (2017) Barriers and facilitators to 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

Even when there is plenty of evidence that there are actions that help promote better mental health and wellbeing and/or prevent mental ill-health this does not mean that they will be implemented. This report looks at some of the reasons why no action is taken and what can be done to change this. Many different barriers to implementation are discussed. One concern is that one organisation / sector may be responsible for funding and/or providing services, but most of the benefits are gained by other organisations or sectors. This situation can become even more complex if multiple organisations are responsible for either funding and/or providing services. There may also be less interest in investing in mental health if they are no local champions (supporters) of mental health. Such champions can be skilled communicator...

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public...
Additional Information: © 2017 Crown copyright © OGLv3.0
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
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 11:51
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 11:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85956

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