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Public mental health: Evidence, practice and commissioning

A report by Dr Jonathan Campion, Director for Public Mental Health and Consultant Psychiatrist

A new report summarising the latest evidence around public mental health has been published. It summarises the latest evidence for the: 

  • Impact of mental disorder – accounting for at least a quarter of UK disease burden
  • Impact of mental wellbeing
  • Risk factors for mental disorder and protective factors for mental wellbeing
  • Groups at higher risk of mental disorder and poor mental wellbeing
  • Effective interventions to treat mental disorder, prevent associated impacts, prevent mental disorder from arising and promote mental wellbeing 
  • Economic savings of different public mental health interventions