What We Do
Underpinned by the latest evidence-based research, our work aims to build the psychological health of individuals, communities and society in general. Our main focus is to measure and build wellbeing & positive mental health (feeling well and functioning fully). We use an evidence-based approach to:
- measure the wellbeing of individuals and provide tailored reports to improve insight into people's mental health and wellbeing
- provide training in essential psychological skills that help improve positive mental health, build resilience and reduce the impact of psychological distress
- deliver wellbeing projects in organisations, and together with those organisations develop and execute a sustainable wellbeing implementation plan to foster an organisational wellbeing culture
- conduct and publish scientific research with the aim of advancing wellbeing science
- organise public lectures and events, and advocate for a systematic inclusion of wellbeing into mental health care and policy
The SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre integrates the scientific thinking of world experts, established and emerging, to underpin our methods of building and measuring mental health and wellbeing. This includes scientific research by leaders such as Ed Diener, Carol Ryff, Corey Keyes, Martin Seligman, Felicia Huppert and many more leading scholars.
We actively integrate scientific research that focuses on explaining and improving individual mental wellbeing, with research that targets group wellbeing and physical health. We look at research in healthy population, and at research that aims to improve the wellbeing of people with mental or physical illness. We integrate wellbeing research done in schools and youth, workforces and aged populations.
This broad holistic approach enables us to continuously improve and innovative our approach to building and measuring wellbeing. An approach that ultimately benefits everyone we interact with.