Australian Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Positive mental and emotional health means that you can cope with the normal stress of life, you can realise your abilities, you can work productively and are able to make a contribution to your community. Your mental and emotional wellbeing is an important part of you; it is an important part of everyone! It is about how we see and feel about ourselves and those around us – our family, friends, classmates, colleagues and people we see every day. When our mental and emotional health is good, we can enjoy day to day life and we can get the best out of things. Positive mental and emotional health also helps us deal with problems and tough times in our life.
Talking about things might not come easily; however, opening up and having a conversation can help you toward growing an understanding and receiving support. Your GP is a good person to start with, to talk to about your mental health. Everybody can feel overwhelmed, worried, angry, guilty, sad, irritable or out of sorts from time to time – although if you have felt this way over the past few weeks or months and these feelings concern you, please talk to your GP.