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Journal of Public Mental Health (JPMH) focuses on the research, policy and practice that put mental well-being at the heart of the public health agenda.

ISSN: 1746-5729
eISSN: 1746-5729

Aims and scope

Journal of Public Mental Health (JPMH) provides a forum for dissemination and debate on all aspects of public mental health.

This international interdisciplinary journal welcomes contributions from all sectors involved in public mental health and covers:

  • Policy analysis from a public mental health perspective
  • Economics
  • Biomedicine/bioscience
  • Regeneration/the built environment
  • Developing local strategies
  • Identifying indicators and measuring success, evaluation of  effectiveness
  • Culture, the arts, leisure, sports
  • Different cultural/ethnic perspectives

JPMH is a valuable resource for people working in research, education, health authorities and boards, primary care, public health and health promotion, local government, policy analysis, town planning, the voluntary and community sector and all areas of mental health, including the user/survivor movement.


"We found your publication [Journal of Public Mental Health] to be of high quality according to our standards. Your articles are very well-cited in the literature. You also have an outstanding editorial board. ..Overall, you are to be congratulated on a first-rate journal.”

- Scopus Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB)

This journal is aligned with our healthier lives goal

We understand the importance of a world that recognises and protects the most vulnerable and acknowledges the importance of a healthy mind as well as a healthy body.

SDG 1 No poverty
SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 3 Good health & well-being
SDG 6 Clean water & sanitation
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
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