Mental health for everyone

Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. It enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate other people, day-to-day life and our environment1.

According to the World Health Organisation mental health is a state of wellbeing in which a person is able to:

  • cope with the normal stresses of life
  • work productively
  • realise their potential
  • contribute to the community.

A stepped care approach to mental health promotes person centred care which targets the needs of the individual. It recognises that the individual needs change and allows for flexibility for people to move across services levels to support their recovery.

 

 

1.http://www.mentalhealth.wa.gov.au/mental_illness_and_health/mh_whatis.aspx