Special Issue "Mental Health and Social Care and Social Interventions"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018).
Interests: epidemiology of mental disorders; psychological disorders in primary care; evaluation of mental health services; recovery and employment
Mental ill-health is recognised as a major contributor to the Global Disease Burden. The organisation and quality of mental health services varies considerably throughout the world, and many countries have shifted the focus of their services from a hospital-based model to a community-based one. This presents a wide range of challenges to social policy and the provision of high quality mental health services to the population. Biomedical and other health service interventions have a clear role to play in the management of mental disorders, but alone they are not sufficient to support the recovery of many people with mental health conditions. Factors, such as poverty, debt, lack of employment, poor housing, violence and trauma, stigma and discrimination, all play a role in causing mental ill-health and impeding recovery. These factors play a role across the life-span.
Many countries recognise the important role that social services and independent sector providers play in contributing to the provision of comprehensive mental health services. Social security provision, services for housing, employment, education and training, leisure and day facilities, debt and financial advice, community development, all can play a role in the prevention of and recovery from mental health conditions.
This Special Issue is open to any subject area relating to public mental health, the provision of social-related services and interventions for people with mental health conditions, and interventions that are focused on increasing their social inclusion.Dr. Jed Boardman
Manuscript Submission Information
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- mental disorders
- mental health
- public mental health
- social services
- community services
- community development
- social interventions
- social exclusion
- leisure services
- education and training
- economic and social costs