A mentally healthy city addresses mental health as a comprehensive, whole of life, health and wellbeing agenda involving individual citizens and the support of the broader community.
It is a city that understands and utilises the concept of a mental health continuum whereby individuals learn how to look after themselves or others in day-to-day life with the aim of reducing health issues.
It is a city that understands and supports the availability and ease of access of mental health services based on a stepped care approach.
It is a city that has increasing capacity to assist individuals in achieving their best health and well-being as well as greater ability to support and guide when required. It aims to establish a community culture where the stigma around languishing mental health is reduced and supported in a positive community environment.
Mental health and wellbeing is everyone's business
Mentally Healthy City Townsville acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, work, learn and play, the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra, Yunbenun and Bindal peoples and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Mentally Healthy City Townsville is committed to safe inclusive spaces, policies and supports for CALD and LGBTIQ+ communities and their families.