Lifeline Gippsland talks about mental health
Wednesday 10 October is World Mental Health Day
The World Health Organisation says mental health is a state of well-being
Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes 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 positive dimension of mental health is stressed in WHO's definition of health as contained in its constitution: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
"You can see from that WHO definition that, when we talk about mental health it's about much more than the absence of mental illness, it's about having a thriving and productive life as well," Lifeline Gippsland's Community Development Officer, Sam Forbes, said.
Lifeline Gippsland is reminding businesses and groups in the Valley about their project Mind the Valley.
Click the Lifeline logo above to hear Sam talking about it and read the details below.