Topic 1 What is mental health promotion

  • Integral part of the health promotion
  • Aims to increase competencies and strengths and develop communities in order to prevent mental disorders and enhance mental well-being
  • Maximizes the ability of people to cope with stress and realize their potential
  • Increases awareness about mental health problems, reduces stigma and encourages seeking help when there is a need

Mental health promotion has 3 levels:

Individual: strengthening the individual’s resilience

Social: strengthening the community so that everyone is included

Structural: reduce barriers that hinder the mental health promotion