Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion Programs

The Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) just released a supplement to the best practice guidelines series titled Evaluating Mental Health Promotion Programs.

Between 2007 – 2014, the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP), the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and Toronto Public Health collaborated to create 3 separate Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs) for Mental Health Promotion for: Children and Youth, Older Adults 55+, and Refugees.

Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion Programs: Children and Youth

CAMH, Toronto Public Health and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, are pleased to announce an updated version of the Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion Programs: Children & Youth. 

This online resource for health and social service workers provides current, evidence-based approaches to incorporating mental health promotion principles and practices in interventions directed toward children (aged 7–12 years) and youth (aged 13–19 years).

Download Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion Programs: Children & Youth

Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Older adults 55+

This online resource provides health and social service providers with current evidence-based approaches in the application of mental health promotion concepts and principles for older adults and is intended to support practitioners, caregivers and others involved in developing programs in incorporating best practices approaches to mental health promotion that are directed towards older people (55 years of age and over).

Download Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Older adults 55+

Download Directives sur les meillures pratiques à appliquer pour les programmes de promotion de la santé mentale : personnes de 55 ans+

Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Refugees

This web resource is the third in a series of guides to promoting positive mental health. It provides health and social service providers ("practitioners") with current evidence-based approaches in the application of mental health promotion concepts and principles for refugees.  It is intended to support practitioners and others involved in developing programs in incorporating best practice approaches to mental health promotion initiatives that are directed towards refugees. 

Download Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Refugees

Download Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: Refugees (Worksheet)

Evaluating Mental Health Promotion Programs Supplement

This newly-released supplement complements the guides by providing additional direction on how to evaluate mental health promotion programs based on the BPGs. It will support program planners and evaluators in tracking program progress and outcomes. This supplement is general to all three guides, and it can also be applied to existing programs that have objectives that align with any of the guidelines.

Download the Evaluating Mental Health Promotion Programs Supplement here. 

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