Collective wellbeing in public mental health

Knifton, Lee (2015) Collective wellbeing in public mental health. Perspectives in Public Health, 135 (1). pp. 24-26. ISSN 1757-9139 (

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Understanding wellbeing through subjective scales leads to underestimations of the significance of inequalities due to their simplistic nature. Here, Lee Knifton, Reader and Co-Director of the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Strathclyde, argues for a broader and more progressive notion of ‘collective wellbeing’ drawing upon learning from human rights, citizenship and capabilities approaches.