Mental health is an important public health topic. Mental health problems constitute a large proportion of the worldwide burden of disease; therefore establishing services for prevention and treatment according to need are priority areas for public health.
It is increasingly being recognised that both mental and physical health concerns should be treated with equal importance (parity of esteem). However this is often easier said than done, as mental health is largely stigmatised and many people with mental health issues face discrimination.
You may recall that in April we critiqued a paper which was part of a series of evaluation papers from the Time To Change campaign.
I did a summary blog for The Lifestyle Elf on all seven of the Time To Change evaluation papers, and thought I would share it with you all. I leave you with a link to my blog below, and a cartoon strip from the Time To Change campaign. Enjoy!