Mental health management is a key part of your care plan when dealing with chronic pain and the ensuring you achieve the best quality of life available.
Mental health is now recognised as a contributor to how badly pain can effect you. Following a good management program will assist you in coping with bad days along with the good.
Mental health is more than just talking about mental health conditions, like anxiety or depression.
Research shows that good mental health is linked to:
- improved learning
- higher levels of productivity
- better social relationships
- good physical health
- increased life expectancy
Beyond Blue have developed a tool called
The mental health continuum
It can be hard to talk about mental health. Maybe your family and friends feel uncomfortable talking about it. Maybe you don’t know where to start or how it relates to you.
We’ve developed the mental health continuum to help you talk about social and emotional wellbeing. It will give you the words to describe how you’re feeling, and to ask how others are feeling. It can also help you decide what steps to take to look after your mental health right now.
Review steps here
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Mental health is a state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community. It is an integral component of health and well-being that underpins our individual and collective abilities to make decisions, build relationships and shape the world we live in