Why this is important
Good mental health and wellbeing are important so that people can reach their goals for physical health, education, employment, relationships. They are essential building blocks for a happy and successful life, a thriving community and a healthy economy. With good mental health and wellbeing, people are physically healthier, more productive, have better relationships and can meet life’s challenges. Looking at how people rate their own happiness and life satisfaction can give us a good idea of the overall wellbeing of the community.
Indicator: increase the proportion of the community that reports positive mental health and wellbeing
|Indicator measures||Current status|
|Adults happy with life as a whole||82.2%|
|Average life satisfaction ratings for adults with poor mental health||6.5 (out of 10)|
|Adults and children with good mental health||83.1% (adults)|