Be part of a forum that aims to: enhance collective understanding of the links between mental health and the environment; and increase understanding of the reciprocal relationships between policies promoting mental health and those that impact community viability and sustainability.
Who can attend?
Community leaders, educators, policy makers, health practitioners, researchers, justice representatives, parents/caregivers, youth leaders… everyone interested in collaborating to improve mental health!
Mental health is an essential resource for life. Children and youth thrive in environments that support mental health, and their wellbeing, in turn, impacts the overall health and prosperity of our communities.
Mounting global research shows the need for upstream investment in programs that support children and families, and address contributing factors, such as living conditions and experiences during early childhood, which are key factors for mental health. A whole-of-society approach is required – collaboration between government departments (such as health, education and justice), philanthropic organizations, civil society and the business world