Mental Health Promotion

What is Mental Health Promotion?

Mental health promotion applies to all people, building on their capacities and competencies.

Health promotion focuses on mental health outcomes that strengthen people’s sense of control, resilience, and ability to cope with life’s challenges.

Mental health promoting actions and strategies are oriented to empowerment, choice, and participation. They strengthen protective factors, lessen risk factors and build on the social determinants of health, often involving partnerships across sectors.

Key areas of Te Whatu Ora Whanganui's mental health promotion:
  • To raise awareness of requirement for positive mental health and wellbeing
  • Increase the number of education centres providing positive wellbeing and mentally healthy environments.
  • Raise awareness in community of positive reporting on mental health issues.
  • Strengthen community action to promote mental health and support people with experience of mental illness.
  • Strengthen partnerships and collaboration on mental health initiatives with organisations in the community.




For more information please contact the Te Whatu Ora Whanganui Public Health Centre on 06 348 1775