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Ageing cities: public health approaches to creating a mentally healthy London for older citizens

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Older People Researching Social Issues

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-27
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Public Mental Health
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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At a time of increasing interest in mental health in later life, the role of public health approaches is potentially heightened. This paper draws on interview data with older people living in London to consider the interplay between personal and public approaches to health and well‐being. The interviews were under taken as part of the midpoint review of the UK government's 10‐year strategy for older people (Healthcare Commission et al, 2006) and the social characteristics of London are considered.

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