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PALM: promoting action on lifelong mental well-being

Purpose

The Network brought together a range of interests and experts in mental health and well-being in later life; following which, a proposal was developed for a research grant. Brief consultations with older people were undertaken during this preliminary stage including focus groups and a small survey.

Timescale

2009 - 2010 

Research team

Mima Catton (University of Northumbria)
Ann Bowling, Kate Waters and Steve Iliffe (University College London)
Mary Godfrey and Grey Marsden (University of Leeds)
Gill Windle (University of Bangor)
Suzanne Moffit (University of Newcastle)
Gianfranco Giuntoli (Leeds Metropolitan University)
Jill Manthorpe (SCWRU)

Funding

Medical Research Council

Methods

During 2009-2010 the Network explored evidence and models of Mental Health Promotion and reviewed a wide range of literature from social care, public health and other areas.

Output

In summer 2010 a final report of the Network’s activities was presented to the Medical Research Council. 

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