The A-B-C guidelines for positive mental health provide a simple approach that we can adopt to become more mentally healthy:
act: keep mentally, physically, socially and spiritually active: take a walk, say g'day, read a book, do a crossword, dance, play cards, stop for a chat...
belong: join a book club, take a cooking class, be more involved in groups you are already a member of, go along to community events...
commit: take up a cause, help a neighbour, learn something new, take on a challenge, volunteer...
Being active, having a sense of belonging and having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health.
You can use the following features on the Act-Belong-Commit website to improve your mental health:
- The Act-Belong-Commit self-assessment
- Activity Finder
- The Act-Belong-Commit Guide to Keeping Mentally Healthy
For more information please call (08) 9266 4648.