“Learning mindfulness and techniques to calm myself have really helped me to cope when stressed.”
Good mental health and wellbeing is about more than feeling happy all the time and having positive experiences. Mental health and wellbeing involves many components that interact in our everyday lives.
So, what helps us thrive, not just survive? It's a combination of things, and is different for everyone. Physical health, a sense of purpose and meaning, feeling connected with other people, and feeling safe and supported are all important facets of thriving.
Keeping on top of our mental health is a dynamic and ongoing process. Finding the right balance of elements that help us thrive is something that we can all aim towards - to improve and maintain our mental health.
For more information on general wellbeing, take a look at our pages on connectedness and purposeful activity, or check out the resources at the bottom of this page.
A closer look
Internationally Australia rates highly for overall quality of life
Work-life balance is important to Australians
Threats to personal safety increase distress and decrease wellbeing
What we eat affects our mental health
Movement and activity help mental health as well as physical health
It's definitely worth getting involved in online forums to find support. I've participated in a few, and they're great.
Everyone has mental health, good, bad, or indifferent. If you're having a rough time, do something about it. See a doctor.
It's really important to me that I exercise regularly. It helps a lot.