Finding a shared language: Addressing mental health and mental illness in health promotion and public health settings

There is a growing movement to acknowledge the interconnections between health promotion and public health work and mental health.  At the same time, a study of public health unit activities to address mental health in Ontario – Connecting the Dots – showed that, while many engaged in activities to promote mental health, there was uncertainty around the concepts connected to mental health and mental illness impeding work among health promotion and public health stakeholders in this area.

Consequently, this webinar hosted by the CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre, aimed to explore a common language to frame, discuss and impact mental health within health promotion and public health settings. The webinar addressed the following questions:

  • How do the ways we think about mental health and mental illness impact our practice?
  • How do the ways we talk about mental health and mental illness impact our practice?
  • How does mental health and mental illness relate to population health work?

Intended audience: Health promotion and public health professionals.

Watch the webinar recording and download the presentation slides.

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