Women’s Well-being

What is well-being and why is it so important?

Mental well-being is a positive state of psychological and emotional health. Having a positive sense of well-being is vital to your good mental health and is strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction.

If you have good emotional well-being you are more able to:

  • Feel more confident in yourself
  • Express and manage emotions
  • Be more effective in your life and work
  • Cope with the stresses of daily life
  • Adjust to change and uncertainty.

Why is it important to focus on women’s well-being?

Women can often experience multiple and complex stress factors including:

  • Hormonal and physiological (including premenstrual syndrome, menopause)
  • Fertility issues, pregnancy, postnatal depression and motherhood
  • Societal and work related pressures (pressures to achieve, to look good, inequalities)
  • Abuse and traumas (in childhood and/or adulthood).

What are the symptoms of low well-being?

Symptoms of low well-being include:

  • Stress, anxiety, depression
  • Low-self-esteem and a sense of “I’m not good enough”
  • Feelings of guilt and worry
  • Irritability, low frustration tolerance
  • Sleep difficulties, tiredness, fatigue, exhaustion
  • Weight issues (increased or lowered appetite)
  • Feeling disconnected from people.

How Seed Psychology can help improve your well-being

Our experienced psychologists will help you improve your well-being using a range of strategies and therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Building self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Working on relationship issues (intimate, friendships, family)
  • Boundary settings and assertive communication skills
  • Setting realistic and achievable goals
  • Sleep hygiene and increasing enjoyable and health related activities
  • Managing difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions
  • Healing from past difficulties and traumas
  • Finding meaning and purpose in your life.

womens wellbeing

Our experienced psychologists are committed to helping you build positive and long-lasting emotional well-being, to regain self-confidence and improve your quality of life.

Written by Dr Roberta Szekeres, Clinical Psychologist at Seed Psychology. Roberta has a special interest in women’s well-being and works with clients in individual therapy as well as group therapy. Roberta utilises evidence-based practices – with a particular emphasis on mindfulness and self-compassion based approaches, schema therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, clinical hypnosis, EMDR and solution-based approaches.

For more helpful information on women’s well-being visit: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/wellbeing