Good Health and Well-Being

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Facilitating Mental Health

  • Suzanne PeacockEmail author
  • Eric BrymerEmail author
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The purpose of this chapter is to explore the concept of mental health within the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. After providing an outline of the sustainable development goal agenda, this chapter defines mental health and highlights current global mental health and existing strategies for facilitating mental health. Following this, the chapter explores the concept of sustainable development and considers barriers to sustaining global mental health. To conclude, it presents alternative, nontraditional approaches to facilitating positive mental health and highlights the mechanisms that generate these improvements.

The 2030 Sustainable Development Goal Agenda

In 2015 the United Nations presented a global agenda for sustainable development (United Nations 2015). The comprehensive blueprint provides a plan of action that enables the entire world to embark on a collective 15-year journey to improve people’s lives and protect the planet for future generations. The...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Giorgi Pkhakadze
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  • Monica de Andrade
  1. 1.School of Public HealthDAVID TVILDIANI MEDICAL UNIVERSITYTbilisiGeorgia