Urban Mental Health

Authored by: James Lowe

Handbook of Global Urban Health

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  May  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138206250
eBook ISBN: 9781315465456
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Geographical approaches help illuminate our understanding of the intersections between mental ill-health and city environments, and have been the basis for a myriad of enquiries into the urban spatial dynamics of mental health. The theoretical models that have been generated to try to explain these dimensions are examined here, with particular reference to the importance both of the concept of residential mobility and of giving due regard to the lived experiences of mental health service users, which needs to be set against the backdrop of a sagging welfare safety net.

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