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Feel Good Feb to promote good will

Created Wednesday, 07 February 2018 in News

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.

Michelle Cowan announced as Act-Belong-Commit Ambassador

Created Thursday, 01 February 2018 in News

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.

Meaning and purpose in life reduces problem drinking in older age

Created Tuesday, 28 November 2017 in News

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.

New research suggests Acting, Belonging and Committing can protect against problem drinking

Created Tuesday, 28 November 2017 in News

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.

Winning entry: School Poster Competition

Created Monday, 23 October 2017 in News

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.

Winner & Finalists: Act-Belong-Commit Awards 2017

Created Wednesday, 11 October 2017 in News

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.

Mental Health Week: 7-14 October 2017

Created Friday, 06 October 2017 in News
It’s Mental Health Week (7-14 Oct), and this year our message to you is:

'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:

Mental Health Week 2017: Get Involved!

Created Wednesday, 09 August 2017 in News

GET INVOLVED! 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....

Have your say! Mental health neglected in WA’s Public Health Plan

Created Wednesday, 02 August 2017 in News
If you, like us, are baffled as to how the State Public Health Plan http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/Files/Corporate/general%20documents/Public%20Health%20Act/First%20Interim%20State%20Public%20Health%20Plan.ashx can completely neglect mental health, have your say! Consultation on the draft Interim State Public Health Plan is now open to Local Governments.

Link to consultation page: https://consultation.health.wa.gov.au/environmental-health-directorate/1st-interim-state-public-health-plan/

So many LG’s have told us that mental health is one of the biggest issues facing their community. It appears the Dept. of Health has neglected to include mental health as they see it as the Mental Health Commission’s business. We argue that government departments should not work in silos. To completely abandon mental health in such an important government policy document has the potential to reduce investment in this important public health issue. To echo the words of the World Health Organisation ‘There is no health without mental health’.

To make it easy for you to participate in the consultation, we have drafted a one-page info sheet with some stats and statements around the importance of mental health as a public health issue. Campaign Manager Amberlee Nicholas is available to chat should you need further support in making a submission to the DoH (a.nicholas@curtin.edu.au or 9266 1709).

Partner Information & Networking Morning

Created Thursday, 06 July 2017 in News
This event is open to those who are representatives of organisations and community groups (health agencies, sports clubs, arts groups, non-profit services, community-minded small businesses etc.) who are interested in partnering with Mentally Healthy WA. As well as those who are already partnered and would like to meet other partners and learn more about promoting Act-Belong-Commit within their organisation.
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Michelle Cowan announced as Act-Belong-Commit Ambassador

Michelle Cowan announced as Act-Belong-Commit Ambassador

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.

Read more...
Feel Good Feb to promote good will

Feel Good Feb to promote good will

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.

Read more...
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.

Read more...
Meaning and purpose in life reduces problem drinking in older age

Meaning and purpose in life reduces problem drinking in older age

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...