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Mental health promotion

This section includes topics related to the promotion of mental health and the prevention of depression, work related stress, and dementia.

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In this section you will find information on:

  • mental health promotion
  • risk factors of mental health
  • policy recommendations related to the prevention of mental health issues and the promotion of well-being

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Dementia prevention

The International Classification of Diseases defines dementia as 'an acquired brain syndrome characterised by a decline from a previous level of cognitive functioning with impairment in two or more cognitive domains'.

Work-related stress prevention

Work related stress can be defined as the harmful physical and emotional response caused by an imbalance between the perceived demands and the perceived resources and abilities of individuals to cope…

Prevention of depression in adults

‘Depressive disorders are characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness, and poor concentration’.

Prevention of depression in children and adolescents

Depression is estimated to affect 2.5% of children in the WHO European region.

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