Mental Health Promotion: A Lifespan Approach: A Lifespan Approach

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Dec 1, 2006 - Medical - 247 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 What is mental health?
8
Chapter 3 Mental health promotion
33
Chapter 4 Infancy and childhood 05 years and 612 years
64
Chapter 5 Adolescence and emerging adulthood 1217 years and 1824 years
100
increasing responsibility and middleage 2545 years and 4565 years
137
the retirement years 6580 years and 80+ years
176
Chapter 8 Concluding comments and the future of mental health promotion
214
Appendix 1
226
Appendix 2
228
Appendix 3
230
Glossary
232
Index
236
Back cover
248
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Mima Cattanis Senior Lecturer 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 health promotion courses, such as professional practice and mental health promotion. Her current research is on mental well-being and the accessibility of the built environment for older people.

Sylvia Tilfordis Visiting Professor in Health Promotion at Leeds Metropolitan University. She was a teacher in schools and adult education before working for over 20 years at Leeds Met in health promotion teaching and research. She has also worked with community mental health projects. She has a longstanding interest in mental health promotion and has undertaken research on effective practice. She is committed to raising the profile of mental health in national and international policy and practice and the achievement of greater equity in mental health.

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