Mental Health Promotion

Mental Health Promotion

Mental health promotion looks at maximising mental health and wellbeing among populations and individuals by addressing the potentially modifiable determinants of mental health which include social and economic factors, such as employment, education, and the physical environment.

Building the capacity of individuals and communities to support and maintain good mental health.

Key projects of EGPCP include:

  • Prevention of violence, particularly the prevention of men’s violence against women.
  • Communities that Care.
  • Preventing the use of drugs and alcohol.
  • Men’s Sheds.
  • Community gardens.
  • Community arts projects.
  • Childrens Wellbeing Collective
  • Mental Health First Aid.
  • Social inclusion.

Preventing the first use of crystal methamphetamine in East Gippsland

This background paper was written by the EGPCP in 2015 to outline the issue of ice use in our region.

The document contains localised information on a number of topics including the following:

  • What is methamphetamine?
  • History of ice use.
  • Why do people choose ice?
  • Risk and protective factors.
  • How available is ice in East Gippsland?
  • Healthcare and hospital presentation data.
  • What is prevention?
  • How can first time drug use be prevented?
  • Local prevention work in East Gippsland.

This document has lead the development of the East Gippsland Ice Prevention Working Group. This group brings together professionals from various backgrounds including prevention, drug and alcohol response, mental health, police, youth and children’s services, sporting organisations, Aboriginal health and wellbeing services and community leaders. If you would like to learn more about the activity of the East Gippsland Ice Prevention Working Group, please contact EGPCP.

Other mental health information and resources