This report is a guidance document on the roles of public health in population mental health and wellness promotion (PMHWP) across Canada. The main portion of the report focuses on the roles of public health in PMHWP. It first describes the five roles that emerged from the discussions. Each role is then presented in depth.
Whole-of-Government Wellbeing Approaches: A Comparative Analysis of Four Central Government Initiatives
Wellbeing approaches are innovative initiatives for incorporating wellbeing (or quality of life) indicators into policymaking and budget allocation processes. Among other things, they aim to guide and improve the intersectoral action needed to address population health and health inequalities. In order to inform decision making related to wellbeing approaches, the NCCHPP has produced a comparative analysis of four wellbeing approaches put forward by the governments of Scotland, Finland, New Zealand, and Wales.
As part of its series on wellbeing policy approaches, the NCCHPP has invited noted public health scholar, Dr. Lindsay McLaren, to offer a critical perspective on the risks and opportunities of this policy turn for public health.
This Fact Sheet presents the recent turn to wellbeing in the policy making of central governments and considers whether it holds promise as part of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.
The Scan of Mental Health Strategies aims to show what is being developed in the field of population mental health across Canada. It provides an overview of mental health and wellness and related strategies through comparative tables and summaries, with a particular emphasis on work related to the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental illnesses.
This document, a translation from an original published article, builds on previous work by the NCCHPP and illustrates how the population mental health framework for public health could be implemented in the Québec context. It is the result of a collaboration between Pascale Mantoura from the NCCHPP, Marie-Claude Roberge from the INSPQ and Louise Fournier from the Université de Montréal.
This briefing note clarifies the relationships between healthy public policies (HPPs), mental health promotion and reducing inequalities in the mental health of children and youth.
Population Mental Health in Canada: Summary of Emerging Needs and Orientations to Support the Public Health Workforce
This briefing note summarizes emerging needs with regards to population mental health in Canada and identifies orientations to support the Canadian public health workforce in this field.
Population Mental Health in Canada: An Overview of the Context, Stakeholders and Initiatives to Support Action in Public Health
This briefing note proposes a portrait of the context, stakeholders and initiatives that support public health action in population mental health in Canada.
This document is the final report on the main types of needs identified by the broad public health workforce as they relate to population mental health.