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 outlined on our current Vision summary) within three layers: Practice, Community and Society.
Each layer contains a set of factors that contribute to or detract from mental health (i.e. causality). Additionally, each person has psychological, social and developmental dimensions (development over time) that further contribute to or detract from their mental health.
Importantly, the ecological paradigm shifts the focus towards understanding and working with complex causality. The current Vision summary will soon be revised and expanded to more fully reflect and outline this paradigm.
We are very open to feedback concerning the project’s further development / evolution. Please use the contact form below: