New Vision for Mental Health: An Ecological Paradigm

We have created a slide-show called New Vision for Mental Health: An Ecological Paradigm.

This formed part of our keynote presentation (December 2018) at a conference in London of the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare.

You can view the slides (without the accompanying notes) from this presentation here.

As you will see from the slides, this concept of an ecological paradigm incorporates five broad themes (as were already outlined on our Vision summary page) within three concentric layers: Practice, Community and Society.

These concentric layers differentiate three broad categories of factors that contribute to or detract from mental health (i.e. causality), with each person-in-connection containing additional contributing factors relating to their own internal, social/relational and developmental dimensions. Importantly, the ecological mental healthcare paradigm shifts the focus towards understanding and working with complex causality.

In view of this now-further-evolved conception, the Vision summary page will soon be revised and expanded accordingly.

We are very open to feedback concerning the project’s further development / evolution. Please use the contact form below:



New Vision for Mental Health: An Ecological Paradigm
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