What is Mental Health Promotion?

Mental Health Promotion

Mental health is more than the absence of disease. Everyone has a state of mental health, and this can change across the lifespan. Not having a mental illness, does not guarantee good mental health. Similarly, having a mental illness, does not guarantee poor mental health. It includes life satisfaction, self-acceptance, sense of purpose, identity, feeling connected and belonging, empowerment, and resilience, which is the ability to bounce back after set-backs.

The World Health Organization defines mental health as:

“A state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”

Most people think about mental illness when they hear “mental health”. For clarification, many use the term “mental well-being” or “flourishing” instead.

SUPER CRO has many projects that fit under the World Health Organisations definition of Mental Health Promotion including:

MAD Pride in Australia

MAD Pride planning for 21st Anniversary

MAD Pride 21st Anniversary Tickets

Looking Forward Looking Back

Team Marbles Challenge

Bage of Replacement Marbles

Warm Fused Glass Workshops

Recovery Resources