What is Mental Health

There are many definitions that try to explain mental health from a variety of perspectives: individual experience, work environment, social contribution, medical model, etc.

Most people will understand mental health through their own experience of mental wellbeing which is described in subjective terms.

Commonly, people tend to feel well when their physiological, psychological, spiritual and social needs are met; when they have shelter and food; when they contribute to their community; when they feel safe, loved and appreciated; and they can develop positive and nurturing relationships with themselves, others and the world around them.