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Supporting World Mental Health Day - Emerald provides free online access to content

United Kingdom, 08 October 2013 – Loneliness, isolation, dementia and depression can affect older people more than any other category of the population. With more than 10 million people in the UK aged over 65, and this number estimated to increase to 19 million by 2050, the occurrence of these problems is only set to rise. The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day – “Older Adults “- will therefore resonate with many.   

Emerald Group Publishing is supporting this annual campaign, organized by the World Health Organization to raise public awareness about mental health issues, by providing free online access to a selection of articles exploring mental health from 08 October until 17 October 2013. For free access details, visit 

Echoing this year’s theme, the free articles include a study into the design of mental health promotion and mental illness prevention programs for older people, and a review of the literature and policy addressing the needs of older adults with a serious mental illness.

Additional topics include the relationship between personal debt and mental health, the effect of paid employment on mental health, peer support for people with mental health issues, and an exploration of whether crisis information could be modified to make it accessible and meaningful for people with intellectual disabilities.

The Emerald Health and Social Care collection contains over 5,000 articles and spans subjects such as mental health and well-being, criminal justice and care, intellectual and learning disabilities. Within the Mental Health sub-collection key titles include Journal of Public Mental Health, Mental Health Review Journal, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, and The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice.

Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), World Mental Health Day is held on 10 October each year to promote open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services.  To find out more about World Mental Health Day, visit:

For further information about Emerald’s Health and Social Care portfolio, visit

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Notes to Editors

Full list of free articles:

Journal of Public Mental Health

•    Communicating with older people about positive mental health
Author(s): Simon Pettigrew, Robert J. Donovan, Melanie Pescud, Robert Newton, Duncan Boldy

•    Inclusive dialogue: the way forward in anti-stigma mental health education?
Author(s): Emma Lindley

•    Despite the evidence - why are we still not creating more trauma informed mental health services?
Author(s): Suzanna Rose, Chris Freeman, Simon Proudlock

Mental Health Review Journal

•    Ageing with a serious mental illness: a literature and policy review
Author(s): Andrew Clifton, Gwen Marples, Amanda Clarke

•   The relationship between personal debt and mental health: a systematic review
Author(s): Chris Fitch, Sarah Hamilton, Paul Bassett, Ryan Davey

•    Supporting young people with mental health problems: lessons from a voluntary sector pilot
Author(s): Nigel Thomas, David Pilgrim, Cathy Street, John Larsen

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

•   "Is work good for you?" Does paid employment produce positive social capital returns for people with severe and enduring mental health conditions?
Author(s): Martin Dominy, Toby Hayward-Butcher

•    Employment - hope and reality
Author(s): Alex Williams

Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities

•    Mental health crisis information for people with intellectual disabilities
Author(s): Colin Hemmings, Shaymaa Obousy, Tom Craig

 The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

•    Peer support in mental health: where are we today?
Author(s): Simon Lawton-Smith

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