RSPH publishes new Public Mental Health report

Updated: Aug 5, 2019

On 10 May 2019, the Royal Society of Public Health launched its new report: ‘Public Mental Health: Evidence, practice and commissioning’ at the Faculty of Public Health and Royal College of Psychiatrists conference.

The report summarises latest evidence for impacts of mental disorder and wellbeing, risk factors for mental disorder, protective factors for mental wellbeing, higher risk groups, public mental health interventions and their cost effectiveness.

It also highlights that most people with mental disorder in England receive no treatment and the even larger size of the implementation gap for cost effective interventions to prevent mental disorder, associated impacts and promote wellbeing. It covers the reasons for the gap, the impacts and economic savings from improved coverage, and provides recommendations to close the implementation gap.

The report has been endorsed by Association of Directors of Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, Health Education England, Local Government Association, Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Royal Society for Public Health.

You can find the full report here.

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