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Developing an integrated strategy the Lothian experience

Developing an integrated strategy the Lothian experience Sheena Lowrie Guest Senior mental health promotion specialist editorial Lothian NHS Board Developing an integrated strategy: the Lothian experience Lothian NHS Board is the second largest health board the board’s commitment to integrating mental health in Scotland. It serves a total population of 780,000 in a promotion in a strategy that similarly covers mix of urban and rural areas covered by three NHS promotion, prevention, care and treatment. Lothian divisions and four local authorities. It is with Nationally, the Scottish Executive’s National these partners that our joint strategy has been Programme for Improving Mental Health and developed, along with service users, voluntary Wellbeing has been important in establishing a higher organisations and carers. profile for mental health promotion and an expectation The integration of mental health improvement into that health boards will deliver local initiatives for Lothian’s joint strategy for mental health and well- mental health improvement. being mirrors activity at a national level. At a local In Lothian we have adopted two approaches to level, a key driver to this integrated approach is that, as mental health promotion: public mental health, which a mental health promotion specialist, I am part of the takes a population-wide approach to understanding http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Public Mental Health Emerald Publishing

Developing an integrated strategy the Lothian experience

Journal of Public Mental Health , Volume 3 (4): 3 – Dec 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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1746-5729
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10.1108/17465729200400022
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Sheena Lowrie Guest Senior mental health promotion specialist editorial Lothian NHS Board Developing an integrated strategy: the Lothian experience Lothian NHS Board is the second largest health board the board’s commitment to integrating mental health in Scotland. It serves a total population of 780,000 in a promotion in a strategy that similarly covers mix of urban and rural areas covered by three NHS promotion, prevention, care and treatment. Lothian divisions and four local authorities. It is with Nationally, the Scottish Executive’s National these partners that our joint strategy has been Programme for Improving Mental Health and developed, along with service users, voluntary Wellbeing has been important in establishing a higher organisations and carers. profile for mental health promotion and an expectation The integration of mental health improvement into that health boards will deliver local initiatives for Lothian’s joint strategy for mental health and well- mental health improvement. being mirrors activity at a national level. At a local In Lothian we have adopted two approaches to level, a key driver to this integrated approach is that, as mental health promotion: public mental health, which a mental health promotion specialist, I am part of the takes a population-wide approach to understanding

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Journal of Public Mental HealthEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2004

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