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What is Mental Wellness

Understanding Mental Health

What is Mental Wellness

Mental wellness is a positive state of mental health. It is more than the absence of mental illness. Discover what being mentally well means, and how it can help you lead a fulfilling life.

Being mentally well means that your mind is in order and functioning in your best interest. You are able to think, feel and act in ways that create a positive impact on your physical and social well-being.

The Importance of Mental Wellness

Mentally well people are positive, self-assured and happy. They are in control of their thoughts, emotions and behaviour. This enables them to handle challenges, build strong relationships and enjoy life.

Achieving good mental health will enable you to:

  • Realise your own abilities,
  • Cope with the stress and challenges of life,
  • Engage in productive work,
  • Contribute to your community.

Sustaining mental health requires time and effort. The more you invest in your mental health, the stronger it will become.

Working Towards Mental Wellness

There are many ways you can enhance your mood, build resilience, and get more enjoyment out of life.

  • Learn to be at peace with yourself
    • Get to know who you are and what makes you happy
    • Acknowledge what you can and cannot change about yourself
    • Identify your abilities and weaknesses, accept them, build on them, and do the best with what you have
  • Pay attention to your own needs and feelings
    • Express your thoughts through a journal or blog to understand more about yourself
  • Work towards your objectives
    • Set SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-limited)
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle
    • Take balanced meals
    • Exercising regularly
    • Limit alcohol consumption
    • Avoid cigarettes and other harmful substances
  • Build strong relationships
    • Make time for family and friends, and share life’s joys and sorrows with them
  • Create a financial budget
    • Avoid overspending and focus on ‘needs’ instead of ‘wants’
  • Volunteer for a cause
    • Being involved in the community gives a sense of purpose and satisfaction


Coping with Insomnia

Insomnia can result from many psychological, medical and lifestyle factors. You need to first understand what could be causing your sleep difficulties.

Coping with Stress

Stress is an inevitable part of our lives. And life is full of potential sources of stress. But stress is not always bad.

Crisis Management for Caregivers

Knowing how to manage a mental health crisis allows you to respond quickly and take the most appropriate course of action.

The Art of Relaxation

Knowing how to relax is crucial for your mental and physical health. You will find that relaxation is a great buffer against stress and the demands of everyday life.


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