What are the characteristics of good health? What is it? How do we get it? Maintain it? Enhance it?
Physical. Mental Social Emotional Spiritual This is a holistic approach to looking at health. This concept promotes that all 5 areas are linked and impacted together. If one area lacks, it effects all others. If one areas thrives, it can help boost other areas.
The 5 dimensions of health
Watch the video- Mental Health: The Basics Discussion
What is Mental Health? :
Notice how staying active through sports can boost your mental health.
Sport for Health: Talking mental health
How does staying active help these athletes keep their mental health in check?
Australian actor Hugh Jackman is a big supporter of the R U OK? Mental Health campaign.
Mental Health Campaign: R U OK?
What is his motive to support this great mental health cause? Why does he support it?
Brain break: Draw a big fat hippo wearing tiny red boots and holding an ice-cream cone.
Why is it important to have good mental health?
Mental health affects our thinking processes, the way we behave and the way we feel. Good mental health means we are generally confident, positive, rational, decisive and calm. We are able to cope with general day to day events and challenges, work toward personal goals and function as effective members of the community.
Effects of good mental health
List any mental health conditions you have heard of - Mental health Brainstorm
What is the difference between mental health and mental illness?
What name is given to a medical condition characterised by feelings of extreme sadness and dejection, often due to a chemical imbalance in the brain.
- Anxiety Disorder
Which disorder involves feelings of excessive nervousness, tension or distress
- Anxiety Disorder
- Affective disorders
Bipolar; characterized by both manic and depressive episodes. Often extreme highs followed by devastating lows. Schizophrenia; a long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behaviour, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation. Doesn’t always involve crazy multiple personalities as seen in movies. Addictions; the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity. Can be due to brain make-up or social environment.
Other Mental Health Conditions
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Types of Mental Illness
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How can taking care of our mental health impact our overall well-being?
Question: In small groups (2-3), choose a mental health condition to research and create a mental health poster which addresses the following: Success Criteria: • What is the mental health condition? • How many people in Australia are affected by this mental health condition? • Where can people get help and support towards better mental health? • What are some practical tips towards better mental health?