Understanding Mental HealthThinking

Understanding mental health is an important step in assisting people who may be dealing with psychological distress.

A person’s mood and thoughts are always changing and are affected by many things in daily life, such as stress at work, relationships with friends and family, and normal day-to-day activities. Mental health involves finding a balance in all these parts of life.

Feelings of stress, worry or sadness are natural, but these emotions can become problematic if they interfere with daily life. A person who is not able to find emotional balance may have trouble coping with problems they face, either because they don’t have the skills to manage their stress and talk about their feelings, or they don’t have information and the support to help them.

Looking after the ‘basics’ of healthy living is a key component for sustaining good mental health. And a mentally healthy person is able to cope with life’s many challenges.

Promoting Wellness

The concept of wellness and optimal mental wellbeing is not new. For us at Abbotsford, the term ‘wellness’ incorporates purpose-driven health aims, each with their own unique perspective on healing, wellness and vitality.

Our team of experienced and highly-trained professionals work by a philosophy of excellence. They are committed to achieving the highest level of ‘psychological fitness’ for patients.

Stamina, strength, shaping, repair, rebuilding, resilience, positivism, agility, mental performance, and building brain muscles, are some of the concepts used in psychological fitness training.

We work on healing and maximising mental muscle power, and achieving optimal human performance for every individual. Facilitating strong cognitive functioning and agility, together with behaviours that enhance an individual’s life are key. Also important are mindfulness, body awareness and health.

We believe taking a holistic approach to the concept of mental wellness helps our patients to reach their full capacity.