Mental Health & Prevention

Mental Health & Prevention is a peer reviewed journal dedicated to the prevention of mental and behavioural disorders and mental ill health, and the promotion of mental well-being. Its scope encompasses universal, selective and indicated prevention and mental health promotion across the lifespan. All mental and behavioural disorders are covered, as well as suicide and self-injury. The journal does not cover early intervention or treatment of mental and behavioural disorders. Submissions are welcome on the following topics:

  • Research on the need for prevention
  • Research contributing to the development of interventions
  • Descriptions of major programs, where there is accompanying evaluation
  • Evaluations of interventions to prevent disorders or reduce risk factors, including controlled and uncontrolled trials and qualitative studies
  • Protocols for trials
  • Research on risk or protection factors that has implications for prevention
  • Psychometrics of prevention measures
  • Economics of prevention
  • Workforce development
  • Prevention policy
  • Systematic reviews on any of the above topics

Keywords: mental health, mental disorders, behavioural disorders, mental well-being, primary prevention, secondary prevention, universal prevention, selective prevention, indicated prevention, promotion, neurodevelopmental disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, feeding or eating disorders, substance use disorders, impulse control disorders, personality disorders, neurocognitive disorders, disruptive behaviour or dissocial disorders, suicide and self-injury

Editor-in-Chief Anthony F. Jorm

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  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISSN: 2212-6570