Mental health and the whole community (Journey 1) - infographic 1

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Focussing on mental health can foster:

  • higher educational achievement
  • improved relationships
  • personal dignity
  • safer and healthier families, schools, workplaces, communities

Things that support good mental health* are:

  • social inclusion
  • opportunity for self-determination and control of one's life
  • meaningful employment, education, income and housing
  • being involved in a variety of activities
  • having a valued social position
  • physical and psychological security

*The evidence suggests the same things protect against harmful drug and alcohol use, and reduce suicide.

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Please reference this infographic as 
NSW Mental Health Commission (2014). Living Well: Putting people at the centre of mental health reform in NSW. Journey 1 infographic 1. Sydney, NSW Mental Health Commission.

References

  • Moodie, R. and R. Jenkins (2005). “I’m from the government and you want me to invest in mental health promotion. Well why should I?” Promotion & Education: 37-41.
  • Oades, L. (2013). Building Community Resilience and Wellbeing The University of Wollongong. Unpublished, Prepared for the Mental Health Commission of NSW.
  • World Health Organisation (2004). Promoting mental health: Concepts, emerging evidence, practice: Summary report. Geneva, World Health Organization.

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