"There is no health without mental health"
Mental health is an integral and essential component of health. The World Health Organisation constitution states: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Mental well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
Many internal and external factors contribute to cognitive and emotional well-being, including relationships with loved ones, financial issues, work environment, and coping behaviours and skills. When one or more factors prove overwhelming, acute (anger, anxiety, depression) or chronic stress may result. Stress can lead to physical symptoms ranging in severity from headache, heart palpitations and bowel problems, to heart attack and stroke. When an individual is experiencing chronic stress, their risk of committing a violent act against themselves (suicide) and others increases significantly.
Good mental health isn't just the absence of mental health problems. Being mentally or emotionally healthy is much more than being free of depression, anxiety, or other psychological issues. Rather than the absence of mental illness, mental and emotional health refers to the presence of positive characteristics.
Mental health is about how we think, feel and act, as we cope with our lives. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life.
It is important to take charge of your mental health. Learn how to build your mental resilience and manage life’s ups and downs. It is also crucial to recognise when you or a loved one may need help from a professional.
Our training programme in First Aid Mental Health will help you and other individuals in the society to better manage mental well-being and recognise symptoms of common mental health conditions. Our services include but not limited to the following:
If you or a family member, are experiencing symptoms of stress or are interested in learning more about mental health issues or want further information about our First Aid in Mental Health. Kindly go to our contact page and send us a message.