Mental health promotion

Journal Questions
Address the following question areas in your reflective journal:

Mental health promotion (800 words)

Social workers are active participants in the National Mental Health Strategy aimed at promoting mental health and well being in Australia. Choose a specific target group (e.g. youth, the elderly, refugees, women, men or culturally diverse groups) in contemporary Australian society and briefly explain how mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention are relevant to improving mental health in this population. You will need to reference the academic literature to define mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention as well as refer to evidence about the effectiveness and value of these strategies with your particular target population.

 

Research Dissemination, a Discussion

What is the most important reason to disseminate research? Explain your rationale and give specific examples from your experience.