Professor Margaret Barry of NUI Galway is currently on a Dobbin Atlantic Scholarship in St . Francis Xavier University. The Irish academic will deliver a talk entitled “Innovative approaches to promoting population mental health and wellbeing: Who needs to be engaged for effective action?”
This presentation addresses the need for innovative policies and approaches in addressing the social determinants of mental health and considers what it means in practice to adopt a whole-of-government and a whole-of-society approach to promoting population mental health and wellbeing. An integrated policy approach is integral to effective action on mental health promotion, entailing multi-sectoral action across government, civic society and professional organisations. Working in partnership with other sectors, both within and outside government, is key to enhancing the impact and sustainability of actions for promoting mental health and wellbeing. Identifying opportunities for intersectoral collaboration, developing workforce capacity, and promoting synergy to facilitate effective partnerships across sectors, are all critical elements of this approach. The infrastructure, skills and capacities needed in adopting a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach to promoting population mental health and wellbeing are critically considered.
The Maple League of Universities event will take place on June 1st from 14:30-15:30, at St. FX, Coady Institute Room 242. The talk will also be livestreamed.