Mental health

 Mental health can be viewed as being on a continuum from excellent mental health to severe mental illness.

For the most part, many of us experience reasonably good health. However, when major stressful life events occur or we face difficult challenges we may experience mental health problems. These difficulties can make it hard for us to function during the day (e.g. concentration levels, decision making ability and sleep), but support from friends and family and useful self-help strategies can help to restore our wellbeing.


At a more severe level a person may develop a diagnosable mental health disorder and require professional help to recover or manage the condition. Professional help may involve talking to your doctor, receiving face-to-face counselling or doing a program like one of ours that has been developed by health professionals

Mental Health Continuum

Last Updated : 01-Feb-2014