In 1986, the World Health Organization stated that health is created and lived by people within the settings of their everyday life: where they learn, work, play and love. In recent years actions to promote health and well-being have moved away from concentrating on specific health problems, at-risk groups and disease prevention to addressing the multitude of complex factors that determine an individual health status. (ENWHP).
Our lives are lived in our community, the place where we work, the schools and colleges we attend and the places in which we enjoy our leisure time. It is in these settings that actions need to be taken to protect and improve our health and the health of those around us.
The ProMenPol project is interested in mental health promotion in three settings: