Amity Community Services (Amity) supports the view that health is more than just the absence of disease, but rather is a complete state of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Amity accords with the World Health Organisation description of ‘health’, as a resource for life and a product of lifestyles and living conditions. At Amity it is recognised that lifestyles contain different patterns of human behaviour which have both benefits and costs to the individual and to the community.
Amity believes that these patterns of behaviour are best considered from a holistic perspective, that is, within the context of the activity, the individual and the environment. We believe that people learn patterns of behaviour and maintain them because of the benefits they derive but such patterns may, at some stages in life, have negative consequences.
Amity Community Services is an incorporated non-government community organisation providing a range of services pertaining to behaviours of habit.