Show Summary Details
Page of

Social Determinants of Mental Health 

Social Determinants of Mental Health
Social Determinants of Mental Health

Crick Lund

, Stephen Stansfeld

, and Mary De Silva

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 23 June 2021

There is a growing international field of research dedicated to studying the social determinants of mental health and the interventions that may be required to address these determinants and improve the mental health of populations. This chapter reviews the current evidence on the associations between a variety of social determinants and mental health. It describes theoretical perspectives on the potential causal pathways that may link social factors and mental health. In addition the chapter summarises the evidence for interventions that may address both the social causes and consequences of mental illness, and suggests avenues for policy development, implementation and future research.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.