Pascale Mantoura, Scientific Advisor at the NCCHPP, participated in the Health Promotion World Conference of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) held in Rotorua, New Zealand, in April 2019. She offered a symposium on promoting population mental health in collaboration with experts Margaret M. Barry and Janet Fanslow.
The symposium was entitled: International Perspectives on Promoting Population Mental Health and Wellbeing as a Critical Strategy for Sustainable Health Development. The objectives were to consider what capacity needs to be developed to ensure that mental health promotion can be more fully integrated into mainstream health promotion and sustainable development strategies and to critically consider what implementation structures, workforce skills and capacities are needed in promoting population mental health and wellbeing.
This symposium was composed of three presentations which provided an overview of global frameworks and also shared perspectives from current workforce developments in Canada and New Zealand.
An integrated approach to population mental health promotion: Bridging the implementation gap for effective intersectoral action
Presenter: Margaret Barry, renowned expert on health promotion from the National University of Ireland Galway.
Integrating a population mental health approach in public health: Canadian perspectives on clarifying and supporting public health roles
Presenter: Pascale Mantoura, Scientific Advisor at the NCCHPP.
Building workforce capacity and capability to implement mental health promotion: A family and sexual violence example
Presenter: Janet Fanslow, Associate Professor at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland.