Mental health services in Australia provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians. Mental health is often discussed in terms of conditions like anxiety disorder, depression and so on. However, whilst the majority of us will not experience diagnosable conditions, many of us will have our mental health knocked by everyday problems involving friendship, family or relationship issues, comparing ourselves to others, academic pressure and much more.
It includes five life tasks—essence or spirituality, work and leisure , friendship , love and self-direction—and twelve sub tasks— sense of worth , sense of control , realistic beliefs, emotional awareness and coping , problem solving and creativity , sense of humor , nutrition , exercise , self care, stress management , gender identity , and cultural identity —which are identified as characteristics of healthy functioning and a major component of wellness.
We use all of the relevant medical and non-medical evidence in your case record to evaluate your mental disorder: the symptoms and signs of your disorder, the reported limitations in your activities, and any help and support you receive that is necessary for you to function.
If you believe that you have suffered an injury or developed an illness as a result of sexual trauma during service and would like to learn more about what supports and services you may be eligible for, please contact us at 1-866-522-2122 or go to My VAC Account for more information.
In the article Urban light pollution: why we’re all living with permanent ‘mini jetlag’ (The Guardian) Ellie Violet Bramley writes about studies that have shown that exposure to light after dusk is quite literally unnatural, and may be detrimental to health.