Building knowledge and skills in public mental health

Fenton, K. & Arora, S. Public Health Matters Blog. Published online: 10 October 2016

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Providing the right training and building the capacity of the workforce to promote mental health and wellbeing and prevent mental illness is essential if we are to reduce health inequalities and increase skills in enabling people to recognise and manage their health and wellbeing.

Good mental health underpins health and wellbeing and also our ability to change unhealthy behaviours or manage long-term conditions.

Mental illness is also associated with many physical health conditions and, as reported in the recent Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, one adult in six has anxiety or depression.

It is essential, therefore, that our entire workforce is trained in mental health.

Read the full blog post here

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