Review this thematic paper about the Social Determinants of Mental Health to gain knowledge about the interacting forces that shape individual and collective levels of mental health and well-being, and the actions that can promote and protect good mental health! This paper provides a life-course perspective approach, demonstrates how risk exposures in formative stages of life can affect mental well-being many years later.

This workbook is for public health practitioners and partners interested in addressing social determinants of health in order to promote health and achieve health equity.

Addressing the social determinants of health through a collaborative, upstream approach to remove barriers to social and economic opportunity, improve health outcomes, and advance equity