Pathways to Promoting Mental Health (2015) captures the scope of child and youth mental health promotion in Ontario.
The report is the result of the survey of Ontario Public Health Units (PHU), conducted as a partnership between the Health Promotion Division of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Health Promotion Resource Centre (HPRC).
With participation from all 36 Ontario public health units, Pathways to Promoting Mental Health (2015) documents current mental health promotion (MHP) activities in public health being delivered for Ontarians of all ages and stages and identifies specific MHP activities occurring for adults 18 years and older.
Key findings from the report show that there is a substantial amount of MHP work underway with 100% of the PHUs engaged in MHP activities. The survey found that over 80% of the activities were aligned to Public Health Standards in Ontario that outlines the requirements for public health units to deliver “public health programs and services that contribute to the physical, mental, and emotional health and well- being of all Ontarians”. The report also presents recommendations that help identify mechanisms and opportunities to better integrate MHP as part of PHU practice.
Source: CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre. Pathways to Promoting Mental Health: A 2015 Survey of Ontario Public Health Units. Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; 2015.
Report available here