Wellbeing is a broad concept which encompasses components of good health including physical, social, mental, spiritual and environmental.
The Centre for Rural and Report Mental Health (CRRMH) developed with guide with the support of the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales. The CRRMH searched the literature for common elements in community-led initiatives that influence mental wellbeing. The CRRMH found that these initiatives often included activities which affected all aspects of wellbeing.
This guide describes elements of community wellbeing collaboratives found in the literature. However, as no two communities are identical, each initiative should be shaped to the local context. This is a guide, not a recipe for improving community wellbeing.