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How do you define Mental Health?

A dynamic process in which a person’s physical, cognitive, affective, behavioural and social dimensions interact functionally with one another and with the environment.  See:

What is a Database?

A computer database is a structured collection of records or data that is stored in a computer system. See

What is the ProMenPol Database?

The ProMenPol database is  a structured selection of Mental Health Promotion tools. These are structured according to the ICF Classification, ICD10 Classification and a categorisation based on Health Promotion models.

What is the ProMenPol Toolkit?

The ProMenPol toolkit is a sub-set of the ProMenPol Database. It is structured for each setting and contains a set of tools which support the entire implementation process of mental health promotion. The tools in the toolkit have been selected on the basis of a quality assessment carried out by the ProMenPol team.

What is a Setting?

The place or social context in which people engage in daily activities in which environmental, organizational and personal factors interact to affect health and wellbeing.

What is a Workplace Setting?

A Workplace Setting includes all small, medium, or large-scale companies and organisations which want to take part in the piloting phase. ProMenPol does not exclude any economic branches.

What are Schools,/Educational Settings?

An Education Setting includes children and adolescents in formal education (from 5/6 years) on to university students. ProMenPol will not include pre-school and kindergarten.

What are Residences for Older People/Community Services?

Permanent places of residence that the person calls home. ProMenPol will not include hospitals, or rehabilitation centres since they are transitory.

What is Meant by Level 1, 2, 3 Coding

At the top level of the ProMenPol Database there are seven Level 1 categories –  For example in the Education sector these are:or1 Policies, or2 Enablers, or3 Processes/Implementation, or4 Performance/Outcomes, En1 Infrastructure, En2 Social Network, En3 External Environment, Pr1 Generic Programmes, Pr2 Targeted Programmes.  The basic coding principle for this part of the framework is to start coding at this top level – i.e. identify the relevant primary category at Level 1 - this is Level 1 coding.  Once you have identified the primary category at Level 1 then you should specify at a deeper level. At Levels 2 and 3 there are specific codes which elaborate each element in terms of its content or focus , i.e. Level 2 is an elaboration of the elements at Level 1 and Level 3 is a further elaboration of each of the Level 2 elements.  Coding at these levels is called Level 2 coding and Level 3 coding respectively.

What is ICD 10

The ICD-10 is the World Health Organisation's international standard diagnostic classification for all general epidemiological and many health management purposes. These include the analysis of the general health situation of population groups and monitoring of the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems in relation to other variables such as the characteristics and circumstances of the individuals affected. See:

What is the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)

The ICF is the World Health Organisation's framework for measuring health and disability at both individual and population levels. A dynamic process in which a person’s physical, cognitive, affective, behavioural and social dimensions interact functionally with one another and with the environment. The ICF puts the notions of 'health' and 'disability' in a new light. It acknowledges that every human being can experience a decrement in health and therheby experience some degree of disability. The ICF thus 'mainstreams' the experience of disability and recognises it as a universal human experience. Furthermore ICF takes into account the social aspects of disability and does not see disability only as 'medical' or 'biological' dysfunction. By including Contextual Factors, in which environmental factors are listed, ICF allows to record the impact of the environment on the person's functioning. See:

What is the ProMenPol  Framework

The ProMenPol framework is a system for describing the complexity of elements in the field of mental health promotion and protection and at the same time it acts as a reference point for searching for tools in this area. Three sources of models and classification systems were used as a basis for the framework; the ICF, ICD -10 and Models developed within the Health Promotion field.  It forms the basis of the on-line Database structure

What is a Tool?

Is my Organsiation Applicable to more than One Setting?

You can be a residence for older people and at the same time a workplace. You can also be a school and at the same time a workplace.

What is the Purpose of the e-Forums?

To contact other people and settings, who have a similar interest in mental health promotion, who have used the Database etc.

What will the Field Trials be Used For?

The output of the Field trials will be used to help create policy recommendations in the field of Mental Health. It is important that the voices of practitioners are heard by the indivuduals concerned with the creation and implementation of policy. Furthermore, Field Trial sites which we can publish individual accounts of mental health promotion activities on the website.

What will my Organisation Gain out of Running a Field Trial?

ProMenPol will publish reports on the field trials and make these available by the website. Additionally, some field tial sites will be invited to paricipate in the ProMenPol policy workshops.