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August Local Champion: Sarah King

Created Friday, 26 August 2016 in News
Twenty five year old Sarah King of Esperance believes that anyone can Act-Belong-Commit in their daily lives. From reading, to cooking to contributing to the community through the Apex Club of Esperance, Sarah has a long list of mentally healthy activities that she participates in and encourages others to reap the mental health benefits that come from Acting, Belonging and Committing.

Act-Belong-Commit & Suicide Prevention

Created Tuesday, 02 August 2016 in News

Suicide is a complex area with multiple interrelated factors. Nevertheless, given the strong interrelationships between suicide, traumatic life events and mental illness, it is evident that mental health promotion programs such as Act-Belong-Commit contribute to suicide prevention at a primary prevention level by keeping people mentally healthy, building individual and community resilience, and by preventing mental illness.

Get your organisation involved in Mental Health Week 2016!

Created Friday, 08 July 2016 in News

This year, Mental Health Week runs from the 8-15 October. It's an opportunity to promote awareness about mental health and wellbeing, and equip people with the right information. The theme for 2016 is Act-Belong-Commit, with a focus on suicide prevention.  We've put together a list of ideas of activities/events that you can do in your school, workplace, club, community group or friendship network....

June Local Champions: Spirit of the Streets Choir

Created Friday, 24 June 2016 in News

Act-Belong-Commit Partner, the Spirit of the Streets Choir is a singing community that welcomes everybody, but has a strong focus on recruiting those who are outside the reach of the mainstream community. We spoke to a few of the members about how singing in the choir helps them to keep mentally healthy and here is what they had to say!

Act-Belong-Commit is the 2016 Mental Health Week theme!

Created Friday, 20 May 2016 in News

WESTERN Australia’s peak body for community mental health, the WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH), with the support of the WA Mental Health Commission, are pleased to announce the Act-Belong-Commit message as the official theme for WA’s Mental Health Week in 2016.

“High School Comic Competition” - Terms & Conditions

Created Thursday, 19 May 2016 in News
1. Instructions on how to enter and other information contained within the promotional advertisements form part of these Terms and Conditions.

“Share Your Story Primary School Competition” - Terms & Conditions

Created Thursday, 19 May 2016 in News
1. Instructions on how to enter and other information contained within the promotional advertisements form part of these Terms and Conditions.

Become a youth connector!

Created Wednesday, 20 April 2016 in News

In May & June Mentally Healthy WA is trialing a new program for young people in WA. We're holding FREE & FUN workshops in Esperance, Cunderdin & Perth and we're looking for young people (16-25) to come along!

April 2016 Local Champion - Samantha Russell

Created Tuesday, 19 April 2016 in News

This month’s local champion is Bunbury teenager Samantha Russell. At just 16, Samantha has an impressive list of contributions she has made to her community, and was recently awarded a Pride of Australia medal for an act of bravery.

Partner Feature: Denmark Dragon Boat Club

Created Tuesday, 12 April 2016 in News

Denmark Dragon Boat Club is a welcoming and inclusive sporting club run by a committee of volunteers. The objectives of the Act-Belong-Commit Campaign and Denmark Dragon Boat Club align: team members state that being part of a welcoming, inclusive and tolerant club increases their sense of mental wellbeing.

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New resource: Keeping mentally healthy in retirement

New resource: Keeping mentally healthy in retirement

Retirement is an exciting chapter in your life! There is more time to do the things you enjoy, spend time with family and friends, explore different hobbies, and set yourself new, meaningful challenges. In saying that, any life change that you go through can be unsettling and bring about uncertainty which may impact your mental wellbeing. We have realised a new resource encouraging retirees, and those who are transitioning into retirement, to boost their mental health and well-being through a few simple steps.

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Don't let winter rain on your parade!

Don't let winter rain on your parade!

It’s that time of year again where the daylight gets shorter, the weather cools down and our lakes and dams start to fill up again. For some people, this time of year is particularly difficult as the change of season can lead to a decrease in physical activity and leave people feeling unhappy and isolated from friends and family.

The change in weather doesn’t have to negatively affect our mental health, there are many great ways to stay active, belong and commit throughout winter!

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What is Act-Belong-Commit?

What is Act-Belong-Commit?

Act-Belong-Commit is a mental health promotion campaign that encourages individuals to take action to protect and promote their own mental wellbeing.

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Act-Belong-Commit in Recovery

Act-Belong-Commit in Recovery

Expressions of Interest wanted from service providers to host a free interactive workshop for staff and consumers to learn about how Act-Belong-Commit in Recovery can support recovery from addictions and mental health problems by promoting positive behaviours that build and strengthen mental wellness.

If you're interested please contact Alicia, alicia.fair-manson@student.curtin.edu.au or (08) 9266 1653.