General Well Being

Mental health experts advocate wellbeing as a way of improving our lives. Wellbeing helps us stay resilient, build social support and self-efficacy, and cope with adversity. It is a heightened state that’s beyond just feeling happy or having good health. It’s a condition of flourishing, where we thrive in many aspects of our lives.

Wellbeing isn’t as straightforward as just being happy. Wellbeing looks at lots of different elements that make us complex humans tick. It considers how we:

  • cultivate meaning and good relationships
  • use our strengths
  • contribute to a ‘greater’ cause
  • find pleasure in losing ourselves in things we find challenging and enjoyable.

Wellbeing also explores the deep satisfaction we find in our social connections and in accomplishing things. Humans inherently want meaning and purpose in life. One way to achieve meaning and purpose is being a part of something greater than yourself.

Wellbeing helps us:

  • stay resilient when times get tough.
  • build social supports and self-efficacy and
  • emerge from our challenges even stronger, knowing we have the ability to cope with adversity.

A strong sense of wellbeing contributes to good mental health. It also helps to protect us from feelings of hopelessness and depression, acting as a ‘guardian’ of our mental health. Mental health is not merely the absence of mental illness rather it’s a state of overall wellbeing.

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