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Prevention in mental health | The King's Fund

Wednesday 9 December

10.00–11.00 am (GMT) Session five: Prevention in primary care

Mental ill-health will always be a part of many people’s lives but, increasingly, many of the causes of mental ill-health can be successfully addressed. Preventive approaches can help to reduce levels of mental ill-health in the population and can also mean that more people living with mental health problems are able to stay well and avoid relapse or crisis.

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that addressing growing levels of mental ill-health is one of the defining public health challenges of our time. Preventive approaches are fundamental to achieving this, but they often need to be greater clarity about what these mean in practice and how they can be implemented within the NHS, local communities, schools and families.

From health promotion to suicide prevention, and from the role of general practitioners to that of local authorities, this conference will bring together experts from all parts of the health and care sector to discuss what prevention means with regard to mental health and how preventive approaches can be applied in practice. Join us to hear from a range of speakers, including academic and policy experts, national body leaders, frontline staff, experts by experience and young people.

This event is run in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation.

You can watch the sessions live or catch up on-demand until Sunday 20 December.

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