Do you want to make a difference, or are you looking for a mentally healthy challenge?
Join Team Act-Belong-Commit for the 2018 HBF Run for a Reason and help us raise money for youth mental health in WA.
Are you aged 16 to 25 and passionate about health and wellbeing?
This International Women’s Day, (8 March 2018) the AFL Women’s Fremantle Docker’s team is promoting the importance of staying mentally healthy as a priority to women all over Australia.
February is an ideal time of year to brighten someone’s day with a random act of kindness, according to mental health organisation Act-Belong-Commit.
We’re happy to announce Michelle Cowan as an official Act-Belong-Commit Ambassador!
Michelle Cowan is the inaugural coach of the Fremantle Dockers AFLW team, an accomplished level three AFL High Performance Coach, mother of two and role model.
Recent research suggests that the sorts of lifestyle factors promoted in Western Australia’s Act-Belong-Commit mental health promotion campaign could contribute to reductions in problem drinking in older adults. While most Australians enjoy the occasional beer or glass of wine, with no risk to their health, some Australians’ drinking habits are harmful.
While most Australians enjoy the occasional beer or glass of wine, with no risk to their health, some Australians’ drinking habits are harmful. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, one in five Western Australians consume alcohol at levels deemed risky for their health, the highest in the country. And while the news media tend to focus on younger age groups, the statistics show that in fact more older people drink at unsafe levels on a regular basis. This spells trouble for both the individuals concerned and for governments facing the growing mental and physical health costs of an increasing ageing population.
To celebrate Mental Health Week (7 - 14 October) this year we asked students from WA schools to submit an A4 drawing showing how they Act-Belong-Commit for a mentally healthy mind.
The Act-Belong-Commit Awards recognise and showcase WA people and organisations that epitomise the 'Act-Belong-Commit' way of life, and celebrates their mentally healthy achievements. Read about the 2017 winners.
'Act-Belong-Commit for good social and emotional well-being'
Here are a few simple ways that you can boost your social and emotional well-being this week:
- Charmaine Sutherland from Gosnells - Bike riding with my 7 year old Son, more 4shore bike riding& Perth bike paths fun together.
- Idalia from Funky Town - Read a book everyweek
- Hannah from Greenwood - To do a Random Act of Kindness EVERY day, and slowly make the world a better place, step by step
- betty from fremantle - be happy all the time and imagine yourself being happy
- liza from carine - stay happy
- Monique from Duncraig - I will commit to practicing my clarinet everyday
- Nelly Brown from Golden Bay - Connect more with others, laugh 2 live, think well, live well in the community
- Amanda from Joondalup - To count my blessings every day
- Susan from Carlisle - Get to the gym AT LEAST once a week!!
- Rebecca from Willetton - To not let fear and doubt hold me back from giving things a go
- Suzie from Dianella - To be the reason at least one person smiles each day :-)
- Chris from Baldivis - Live with a sparkle and enjoy all people
- Gregor from Bindoon - To play sport every day
- Janet from Cooloongup - To get out of my comfort zone and commit to walk dogs, twice daily and learn to commit to all my activities.
- Phillippa from Fremantle - Smell the roses, hear the birds and live fearlessly!
- Garth from Maylands - To climb a mountain with a group mates
- Mary from Balmain - I pledge to remember that when I find something hard, persistence always wins.
- Lynda from Kingsley - To allow people trying to help me; to help me
- Jan from Inglewood - To keep active the best l can and read books and to open my heart to new friends
- Sarah from Leederville - to exercise every day
- M from Osborne Park - Not to reject invitations on the off chance things go badly.
- Stefan Manuk from Dianella - I pledge to keep myself active and social by being more involved in my sporting clubs.
- Shae from Australind - I pledge to stay motivated with my recovery
- Jordan from Heathridge - I pledge to read more books, help more around the house and do my homework every day
- cam morgan from Alkimos - My goal is to get fitter
- Lynsey from Rockingham - I pledge to learn how to run (properly!) So I can do fun runs! :)
- Aden from Toowoomba - Learn how to write more songs for my band
- Taneeka from South Bunbury - I will challenge myself by learning something new - a new musical instrument, sewing, cooking...
- Erin from Victoria Park - Becoming a youth mentor in 2014.
- Mikaela from Morawa - I will commit to finishing the first draft of one of my novels by the end of 3014
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Recent research suggests that the sorts of lifestyle factors promoted in Western Australia’s Act-Belong-Commit mental health promotion campaign could contribute to reductions in problem drinking in older adults. While most Australians enjoy the occasional beer or glass of wine, with no risk to their health, some Australians’ drinking habits are harmful.Read more...