What Does Wellbeing Mean?
The World Health Organisation defines wellbeing as a state in which an individual can realise their own potential, cope with normal stresses, work productively and contribute to their community.
Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
QAMH’s members and other non-government organisations that provide community mental health and wellbeing services create intentional opportunities for people to build their capacity and strength and achieve their personal goals.
Community centric wellbeing services ideally offer a direct entry point early in distress and provides programs for people that foster wellbeing. These services are locally responsive to the needs of the community, offering a wellbeing coaching approach that is person-led rather than person centred.
Personal goals and outcomes that people can expect from community mental health and wellbeing services:
A Need for Change
This Wellbeing section examines the urgent and compelling need for change in the mental health system as outlined in QAMH’s Wellbeing First report and showcases organisations and service innovations that support the shift in focus of our sector from managing illness to actively supporting wellbeing.