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CACAPAVA, Juliana Reale; COLVERO, Luciana de Almeida  and  PEREIRA, Isabel Maria Teixeira Bicudo. The interface between the mental health and health promotion public policies. Saude soc. [online]. 2009, vol.18, n.3, pp.446-455. ISSN 0104-1290.

This study aimed at analyzing the mental health care production strategies of a 'Centro de Convivência e Cooperativa' (CECCO) - a service of the mental health care network of the city of São Paulo - in the perspective of their alignment with the mental health and health promotion public policies, verifying the potentialities of the interaction between them in the health practices' daily routine. The analysis was based on the empirical material obtained by a qualitative research, through a semi-structured interview with the health service's manager, as well as on the literature's findings and on the official documents of the Ministry of Health. It was observed that, through intersectorial actions aiming at the strengthening of social participation, of the empowerment of individuals and community and of equity, CECCO articulates the presuppositions of mental health and of health promotion, producing autonomy and citizenship and becoming a place that constructs life's meaning to people.

Keywords : Mental Health; Health Promotion; Community-Based Mental Health Services.

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