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Public mental health leadership and workforce development framework


Public Health England

Subject Keywords: Mental Health
Topic: Mental Health
Catalogue: Service Frameworks & Standards
Type: Framework
Region: England

Public Health England (PHE) has published a new framework to build mental health skills in a wide range of professions working with children and adults in all areas of life, including work settings.

The framework aims to widen the responsibility for improving public mental health beyond those professions on the public health register, or with a specific role in public health. Teachers, early years workers, nurses, GPs, housing officers, psychiatrists and employers are all identified as having an important role.

The aim of the framework is to build the capacity and capability of leaders, and developing a workforce that is confident, competent, and committed to:

  • promoting good mental health across the population
  • preventing mental illness and suicide
  • improving the quality and length of life of people living with mental illness





Rights: © Crown Copyright
Suggested citation:

Public Health England. (2015) Public mental health leadership and workforce development framework [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 14th November 2019].


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