Mental health promotion is the ‘mental health’ branch of the broader field of health promotion. It focuses on three main outcomes:
* Promoting mental wellbeing (aka good mental health or positive mental health).
* Preventing the occurrence of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety disorders.
* Increasing mental health literacy to support self-care, reduce stigma and promote help-seeking and help-giving for suicidal ideation or mental ill-health.
About the presenter:
Dr Stephen Carbone is the Founder and CEO of Prevention United. Stephen has extensive clinical experience in mental health having worked as a general practitioner in Melbourne’s west and northwest suburbs and as a medical officer in Victoria’s specialist mental health services. Stephen also has experience in mental health policy and program and service development having held senior roles in the Victorian Department of Health, headspace, and Beyond Blue.
Stephen is keen to promote the importance of combining a focus on mental health promotion efforts that promote mental wellbeing and prevent mental health conditions, with efforts to enhance mental healthcare services for people living with these conditions.
Learn more about prevention united here: https://preventionunited.org.au