Mental health and global well-being

Peter Anderson*, Eva Jane-Llopis

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Abstract

A range of evidence-based, cost-effective interventions can be implemented in parenting, at schools, at the workplace and in older age to promote mental health and well-being. Such programmes need to be supplemented with actions to build mental health capital and promote resilience to manage and cope with the global risks that face humankind over the coming years. Actions need to connect mental and physical health and individuals need to be connected through health-promoting social networks; living environments need to be designed to support mental health and well-being; well-being indicators that include material living conditions, quality of life and sustainability can help drive healthy public policy. There is an urgent need to invest in skills training in decision-making, social interactions, building trust and cooperative behaviour that support the family of humanity as a whole as it faces the unprecedented stressors resulting from climate change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)I147-I155
JournalHealth Promotion International
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • mental health
  • well-being
  • resilience

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