Why is positive mental health important?

A strong foundation in childhood can lead to a healthy, happy and productive life. Good mental health contributes to strong relationships and better health at home and school. It can also help to prevent the onset of other mental health issues like anxiety and depression.

Positive mental health is positively associated with:

  • Academic success

  • Positive connections

  • Positive adaptations

  • Prosocial attitudes and behaviours

  • Healthy lifestyle behaviours

Jeff Hollyoake