Author Faculty (Discipline)

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-13-2021

JOURNAL

Frontiers in Psychology

VOLUME NUMBER

12

PAGE NUMBERS

644337

ISSN

1664-1078

Embargo Period

9-21-2021

ANZSRC / FoR Code

42 HEALTH SCIENCES| 4206 Public health

Avondale Research Centre

Lifestyle and Health Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Abstract

Mental health is reaching a crisis point due to the ramifications of COVID-19. In an attempt to curb the spread of the virus and circumvent health systems from being overwhelmed, governments have imposed regulations such as lockdown restrictions and home confinement. These restrictions, while effective for infection control, have contributed to poorer lifestyle behaviors. Currently, Positive Psychology and Lifestyle Medicine are two distinct but complimentary disciplines that offer an array of evidence-based approaches for promoting mental health and well-being across a universal population. However, these strategies for improving mental health are typically used in isolation. This perspective calls for a new paradigm shift to create and rollout well-designed interdisciplinary universal multicomponent mental health interventions that integrates the benefits of both disciplines, and uses innovative digital mental health solutions to achieve scalability and accessibility within the limitations and beyond the COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.644337

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