1 Mental Health Continuum Work, generally speaking, is good for our Mental Health . Life's not straight forward though, our feelings, mood and Health change day to day, week to week. One way of thinking about our changing mood and Health is with the Mental Health Continuum . You will be asked to place the people in Matt's Story on the Continuum several times throughout the 3 Episodes of Headtorch WORKS . Please note, as in life, you may not be sure of the right' answer that's okay! The purpose is to stop and think about it. When you place each person on the Continuum , consider: What changes have you noticed, if any, in the person's mood, behaviour or circumstances? Adapted from K Tudor (1996) Mental Health Promotion: Paradigms and Practice . This line represents Mental Health from most unwell (on the left) to most Horizontal Axis healthy (on the right). On the left hand side, the person has a diagnosis and on the right there is no diagnosis. This line represents Mental well-being from feeling most low (at the bottom).
2 Vertical Axis to feeling most well and positive (at the top). He/ She has poor Mental well-being. This person doesn't feel good although Bottom Right he/ she has no diagnosed Mental Health problem. This person could be at work. He/ She has a diagnosis of a Mental Health problem and is unwell. Together Bottom Left with having poor Mental well-being, this person is unlikely to be at work and if they are, they are likely to be finding it very difficult. He/ She is mentally healthy whilst feeling great with good Mental well-being. Top Right At work this person is likely to be enthusiastic and productive. He/ She has a diagnosis of a Mental Health problem and is managing the Top Left condition well. Combined with positive Mental well-being, this person is likely to be enthusiastic and productive at work. He/ She has a diagnosis of a Mental Health . Well Scotland: Further reading: Workplace Mental Health Promotion: Health -and- Mental -illness Vanguard WORKS Ltd t/a Headtorch Registered in Scotland: SC526035.