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.
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- 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 Unpublished, Prepared for the Mental Health Commission of NSW.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.