PERMA+

PERMA is an acronym for a model of wellbeing put forth by a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, Professor Martin Seligman. PERMA makes up five important building blocks of wellbeing and happiness:
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    POSITIVE EMOTION
    Feeling happy and optimistic
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    ENGAGEMENT
    Being completely absorbed
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    RELATIONSHIPS
    Being authentic and connected
  4. MEANING
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    MEANING
    Living a purposeful existence
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    ACCOMPLISHMENT
    Feeling a sense of achievement

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In 2012, Professor Seligman, was invited to be Adelaide’s thinker in residence. During his two year residency, he made a number of recommendations to South Australia in order to create a new global knowledge about building wellbeing in society and creating a flourishing community.

In response to Professor Seligman’s recommendations, the state of South Australia and the Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), committed to implementing a diverse range of innovative programs to create a society-wide improvement in mental health using the PERMA dashboard.


The Centre embraced PERMA as being a highly effective tool to provide individuals with a broader range of coping strategies so they experience less distress from negative life events.  These strategies can be successfully applied to a diverse range of situations to support individuals to cope with, adjust to or recover from stress and adversity.

In addition, the Centre identified that we cannot generally achieve good overall psychological wellbeing if we neglect other areas in our life such as physical activity, nutrition, sleep and optimism. PERMA+ is therefore viewed as the gold standard for building wellbeing and resilience and supporting individuals to grow and flourish within our society.

Positive emotion - Engagement - Relationships - Meaning - Accomplishment

+  Physical Activity - Nutrition - Sleep - Optimism

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