What is a Mentally Healthy City?
A mentally healthy city addresses mental health as a comprehensive, whole of life, health and well-being agenda involving individual citizens and the support of the broader community.
- It is a city that understands and utilizes the concept of a mental health continuum whereby individuals learn how to look after themselves or others that may be experiencing mental health conditions.
- It is a city that understands and supports the availability and ease of access of mental health services based on a stepped care approach.
- It is a city that has increasing capacity to assist individuals in achieving their best mental health as well as greater ability to support and guide when required.
- It aims to establish a community culture where mental health is destigmatized and supported in a positive community environment.