Social and emotional wellbeing

Social and emotional wellbeing refers to the ability to realise your abilities, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and contribute to your community.

The term ‘social and emotional wellbeing’ is preferred by some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as it reflects their more holistic view of health. It is also used by some people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who may have differing concepts of mental health and mental illness.