Information on Mental Health

Access to good information is an important part of the recovery process.

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More infoWhat is
Mental Health?

Mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness. Mental health means having a general sense of well-being and being able to reach your potential.

More infoSchizophrenia
and
Psychosis

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterised by disturbances in thoughts, perceptions, emotions and behaviour. It is usually described as a psychotic illness.

More infoSchizoaffective
Disorder

People with schizoaffective disorder have some symptoms of mood disorders (affective) like depression or mania as well as symptoms of schizophrenia (psychosis) at the same time, or within a few weeks of each other.

More infoSevere
Depression

Severe depression is a serious medical illness. Unlike normal emotions of sadness, loss, or passing mood states, severe depression is persistent and can significantly interfere with everyday functioning.

More infoBipolar Disorder

Bi-polar disorder, sometimes called manic depression, is a medical illness that causes extreme shifts in mood, energy, and functioning. These changes can be subtle or dramatic and can be experienced differently by different people.

More infoRecovery

Mental health recovery is a process of healing and transformation that allows a person with a mental health problem to live a full and meaningful life. How this happens is unique for each individual.

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