The Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health marked the first time local and national government agencies came together with organisations across the health and care sector to make prevention a priority for mental health. This blog looks at how it has helped different organisations tackle mental health across the country.
Lily Makurah is Deputy National Lead, Mental Health and Wellbeing for Public Health England with particular responsibility for promotion of the public’s mental health and prevention of mental ill health. Her role based within the Health and Wellbeing Directorate of Public Health England.
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An important aspect of my role is to embed the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental health problems throughout PHE’s work. Often this means working closely with other teams in PHE, encouraging them to do some things …