Our aim is to get people talking openly about improving their Mental Fitness.
Our vision is a world where people talk about Mental Health just like their Physical Health.
Our goal is to change the meaning of Mental Health.
Why Mental Fitness
These days we are hearing more and more about Mental Health. But for too many people it remains something confusing, scary or irrelevant.
Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start, what to think or say, or how to take an interest in taking care of our own mental health.
That’s why Resilience Agenda exists. Our goal is to make the way we talk about mental health more proactive, preventative, relevant, empowering and inspiring.
We want to Change the Meaning of Mental Health so that talking about it openly doesn’t suck.That's why we take an idea that most people can understand - physical fitness - and apply the same tools and principles to our mental health - no matter where we start.
It’s All of Us
Whether it’s out in the open or not, everyone knows someone affected by mental health. In fact, we all have mental health. Some of us are just a little healthier than others at different times of our lives.
Unfortunately, stigma and misunderstanding have confused what mental health really means. It’s the reason talking about mental health is so difficult and awkward at times.
That’s why we believe that Mental Health has a PR problem. Because of the bad reputation that Mental Health has, it means that people are less likely to be open to learning about the tools, strategies and support pathways that underpin good Mental HealthWhen we're inspired and open about building our Mental Fitness, it becomes easier to share the skills and habits that help us protect and improve our wellbeing.
The way we typically approach mental health at the moment means that most of us wait until we are in crisis mode before we start to take an interest in it.
That’s because the dominant Mental Health message isn’t oriented toward education, self-management, maintenance and self-improvement in a meaningful way.
Too often, the picture is painted for us that we need to have a ‘problem’ or a ‘diagnosis’ before we can start taking an active interest in our mental health.
But that isn't how we think about our physical health is it?
And while the tools of Mental Fitness can help people make progress on the journey of recovery back from mental illness, they are also designed to prevent us from becoming unwell or burning out.
Making Mental Health A Priority
That’s why Resilience Agenda exists. We want to make understanding and applying the most powerful strategies for managing and improving our mental health simple, habitual, and dare we say it – fun or cool.
In reality, much of our mental health is impacted by what we think and by what we do. New science and research is showing us that we have more impact over aspects of our mental health than we often believe.
We want to make looking after our Mental Health as natural, proactive and habitual as looking after our physical health.
That’s why we need to make time for our mental health, and protect that time when life gets busy or overwhelming
A New Way of Thinking About Mental Health
What if there were a new way to think about mental health? Not as something negative, scary or frightening, but something relatable, actionable and that each of us can work on throughout lives, like a never-ending project.
What the world needs is a new way to inspire people to proactively care more and do more for their mental health much earlier. With a set of easily recalled tools and strategies, we can build our Mental Fitness whilst we are well, and climb our way back to good health when we start to struggle.
That’s the future of Mental Health.