Why this is important

Good mental health and wellbeing are important for people to achieve their goals related to physical health, education, employment, relationships and generally are essential building blocks for a happy and successful life, thriving community and a healthy economy. With good mental health and wellbeing, people are physically healthier, more productive across activities, maintain better relationships and are resilient to life’s challenges. Self-rated measures of wellbeing related to happiness and life satisfaction provide good indicators of community wellbeing.

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 84.7%
Average life satisfaction ratings for adults with poor mental health 6.5 (out of 10)
Adults and children with good mental health 85.2% (adults)

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Last updated: 6 July 2018