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What is mind health?

What is mind health?

Mind health is a balanced mental and emotional state which allows a person to be productive during their day, contributing meaningfully to the community they live in. When the balance is disrupted, it can be difficult to function positively. Coping with life stresses can become challenging and activities, that at other times may have seemed easy, can now seem daunting. There are a number of factors that can affect a person’s mind health, such as a traumatic experience or a physical illness. When a person’s mind health is negatively affected, how they think and feel is also influenced, in turn impacting on how they function on a day-to-day basis.  On the other hand, when our mind health is good, we are able to flourish and engage in the activities that are meaningful for us. It is therefore important that we gain mastery over our mind by:

  • Being aware of thoughts and emotions, and how they affect us
  • Recognising and having healthy ways to cope with stressors when they arise
  • Having strong relationships with people who are important in our lives
  • Regularly doing things that are meaningful and reflective of our values (e.g. fun, health or community)

When mind health becomes overwhelmingly negative, professional help is often necessary. Active+ Mental Health professionals work with clients to provide education and support surrounding mind health. They help clients deal with trauma and learn coping strategies in order to improve their psychological state and well-being.

How do I know if I need help?

Mind health is NOT:

  • The presence of overwhelming negative feelings on a daily basis (e.g. excessive worrying or stress)
  • Lack of positive emotions
  • Damaging ways of coping with life stresses such as drinking a lot of alcohol or using substances
  • Struggling to complete routine activities
  • Having trouble participating in and enjoying relationships with friends and family

You may have mind health issues is you are struggling with some of the following:

  • Sleeping for long periods of time or an inability to sleep
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of enthusiasm for activities that were previously enjoyed
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Struggling to perform daily tasks
  • Substance abuse

 Active+ can help

We are an organization which offers a holistic approach such that we utilize a diverse team such as Psychologists, Counsellors and Social Workers.  These professionals specialise in mind health and assist people in returning to better health and happiness. Assessments are conducted in order to help clarify your goals as well as to place you with the professional who would be of most assistance.  

If you are interested in finding your nearest mind health expert or would like more information, click here to contact the Head Office team. 

For urgent assistance, please contact the Suicide Crisis Helpline on 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO). Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.