Prevention for adults with mental health problems

With one in four adults experiencing mental health problems at some point in their lives, there really is ‘no health without mental health’. Prevention in mental health focuses on building and maintaining wellbeing on both an individual and community basis.

Government strategies including No Health without Mental Health (2011) and the Five Year Forward View highlight key aspects to improve commissioning and individual engagement with support services including:

Making choices, being informed

Promoting independence and wellbeing

Connecting individuals and communities