Promoting mental health in South Australian communities

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Abstract

    Drawing upon the Australian indigenous definition of health which encompasses wellbeing, mental health can be seen not only in terms of the absence of individual mental disorders or problems, but also in positive terms, encompassing the emotional, spiritual, cultural and social wellbeing of individuals and communities. The Global Consortium for the Advancement of Promotion and Prevention in Mental Health's Melbourne Charter for promoting mental health and preventing mental health and behaviour disorders defined mental health as 'a state of complete physical, mental, spiritual an social wellbeing in which each person is able to realise one's abilities, can copy with the normal stresses of life, and make a unique contribution to one's community.'
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSouth Australia
    PublisherSA Health
    Number of pages67
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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