In this book, this question is examined from a number of different points of view, but with a particular emphasis on ideas and research from health geography. It shows that health geography makes a distinctive focus on the interactions between people and their social and physical environment, and in the ways that it conceptualises space and place.
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Contents: Foreword; Mens sana in corpore sano? Introduction to geographical perspectives on health of the mind and body; 'Virtuous landscapes': therapeutic material settings; Material hazards and risks for mental health; Resilience, social capital and social integration; Anomie, status anxiety and fear: socio-spatial relations and mental ill-health; Dreamscapes and imagined spaces: the meaning of place for identity, spirituality and mental health; Post-asylum geographies of mental health care: spaces for therapy and treatment; Place, space and population mental health; Bibliography; Index.