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: