Promoting mental health in communities: what works? A guide in partnership with Greater Manchester

11 October 2022

During 2021 and 2022, Centre for Mental Health has partnered with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to support locally led work to improve mental health and wellbeing in the area. We have hosted events, supported individual boroughs with mental health promotion activities and provided evidence and advice to the system.

As part of that work, we supported the creation of a guide for local councils and public health teams to set out what we know about what works in promoting wellbeing and mental health in communities. The guide was produced by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and Public Health England, with support from Centre for Mental Health and others.

The guide explains key concepts in mental health promotion and explores evidence from research about the wide range of approaches that can make a difference. It makes recommendations for actions that can be taken locally to improve wellbeing for all and reduce inequalities in mental health.

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