Public health and mental health promotion, you will examine public health from a mental health perspective, beginning with an exploration of the relationship between public health and mental health. Mental health promotion is concerned with achieving positive mental health and quality of life.

Mental health problems place a considerable burden on public health, the economy, and individual and social relationships (NICE, 2007). According to Mind (2005) the cost of mental health problems in England alone is more than £77 billion a year. The cost of private and NHS care is estimated to be over £12 billion, while a further £23 billion is lost as many people diagnosed with a mental health problem cannot work. Reduced quality of life and loss of life may account for £41 billion every year. In this section you will examine public health from a mental health perspective, beginning with an exploration of the relationship between public health and mental health.

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Public health and mental promotion
Introduction 00:05:00
Learning outcomes 00:05:00
Public health 00:05:00
Perception 00:05:00
Conclusion 00:05:00
Quiz 00:10:00

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