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Webinar Prevention and Promotion for Better Mental Health in local systems during COVID-19 and beyond - Slides

Webinar Prevention and Promotion for Better Mental Health in local systems during COVID-19 and beyond - Slides

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Chaired by Jim McManus, Vice President for the Association for Directors of Public Health and facilitated by Public Health England, this webinar gives you the chance not only to learn from expertise in the field of planning and commissioning prevention and promotion for better mental health but also gives you the opportunity to raise current challenges.

This event is part of a collaboration by Public Health England’s Public Mental Health team and regional leads, with the Vice President of the Association for Directors of Public Health UK, the Centre for Mental Health, the Mental Health Foundation, University College London academics, the Local Government Association and established experts in clinical and public mental health.

Why Prevention and promotion?

Uncertainty, anxiety and the social consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic have meant that tackling mental health at a population level has never been more important. Mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, are responsible for around a quarter of the burden of disease in England and are set to increase by more than half a million in the UK if mitigating action is not put in place. Investment in public mental health prevention and promotion offers effective ways of protecting and promoting population mental health and is an essential pillar of Covid-19 pandemic planning, restoration and recovery.

This event is part of Public Health England’s Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health Programme.

Audience

This webinar and discussion event will be of interest to local public health practitioners and consultants, mental health commissioners, Integrated Care system leads, Health and wellbeing chairs, elected members with a mental health brief, voluntary sector advocates and others involved in pressing for upstream interventions for better mental health.
Tags: pandemic public mental health health inequalities covid -19 health improvement prevention promotion
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