Mental health is often used as a substitute for mental health conditions – such as depression, anxiety conditions, schizophrenia, and others. But according to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community”.
The idea of a mental health continuum can be a helpful tool. In this continuum, mental health is at one end, represented by feeling good and functioning well, through to severe symptoms of mental health conditions at the other. Mental health is not fixed or in a static state, and we can move back and forth along this scale at different times during our lives.
Anglicare WA is committed to ensuring that its workplace supports positive wellbeing for all employees and is taking active steps to build a culture of openness and support. This includes establishment of a Well@Work working group, mental health policies, wellbeing officers and the provision of this site to provide information and resources.
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