Complete Health

We are in a health and wellbeing crisis: Almost two thirds of Australian adults (63%) and one quarter of Australian children (25%) are either overweight or obese (AIHW) and 3 million Australians are living with depression or anxiety (beyondblue). 

Complete health is defined by the World Health Organisation as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.

Complete health requires a preventative health system that prescribes healthy lifestyles as well as medicine. As well as providing adequate support for mental health crises, it is beneficial to refocusing the view from treating mental illness to helping those suffering to achieve "meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play" as proposed by the study of positive psychology.