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Mental health

Mental health can be defined as state of psychological, social and physical well-being.

Individuals experiencing good mental health will have healthy relationships, good mental functioning and feel able to cope with their emotions and normal life stressors. Our experience of mental health can be impacted by biological, environmental, social and psychological factors, and may lead to the experience of mental ill health or mental illness.

The experience of mental illness in Australia is common, with one in five, or 20% of Australians aged 16 - 85 experiencing a mental illness in any one year. Relationships, participation at work and/or school and day to day functioning can all be impacted when a person is experiencing mental ill health.

If you are struggling with any of these issues, there is lots of help available for you at Deakin University.

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