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Dangerous Content: 13 Reasons Why

Created Wednesday, 03 May 2017 in News
There have been growing concerns for young people since the release of Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why. The series tells the story of a young high school student who takes her own life and viewers are exposed to very confronting and graphic scenes of sexual assault and suicide methods. There are a number of resources for young people, school staff and parents that have been created by Headspace and Mental Health First Aid Australia in response, see below:

headspace.org.au/news/dangerous-content-in-13-reasons-why

13 Reasons Plot Summary

13 Reasons Talking Points

If you are looking for ways to boost your mental health and wellbeing during this time please try the Activity Finder, Self-assessment or Self-help Guide on the Act-Belong-Commit website.

If you or your students or child have urgent concerns about someone’s mental health, please contact one of the crisis support services:
  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline (for young people up to age 25yrs) 1800 55 1800
  • Mental Health Emergency Response Line on 1300 555 788

Volunteer Competition Terms and Conditions 2017

Created Thursday, 30 March 2017 in News

Volunteer Week Competition 2017 Terms and Conditions

March 2017 Local Champion, Rita Nita

Created Friday, 10 March 2017 in News
This month we’re featuring Perth-based dance teacher Rita Nita. Rita runs an urban dance company out of King St Arts Centre in Perth. Elan Dance Est is a welcoming, inclusive and vibrant place that welcomes all people to come along and ‘just give it a go’.

Reaching new heights

Created Friday, 10 March 2017 in News

We’re pleased to support our campaign ambassador Garth Civil on his latest personal challenge, a climb to the summit of Mount Imja Tse (more commonly known as Island Peak) in Nepal.

Garth, a career firefighter, has been involved with Act-Belong-Commit as campaign ambassador since 2013 and very much lives and breathes the Act-Belong-Commit ethos.

New Program to Boost Youth Mental Health

Created Monday, 13 February 2017 in News
Mentally Healthy WA has announced a new program to boost youth mental health, launched by the Minister for Mental Health the Hon. Andrea Mitchell MLA.

Act-Belong-Commit Youth Connectors

Created Monday, 06 February 2017 in News
Are you ... aged between 16 & 25? Passionate about health & wellbeing?

Come to our FUN & FREE workshop where you will learn:
  • About Act-Belong-Commit
  • How you can talk to friends about being mentally healthy
  • How you can assist others to get involved in the community

Feel Good Feb

Created Friday, 03 February 2017 in News

This month we're supporting Feel Good Feb!

Feel Good Feb was created to encourage and inspire people to initiate random acts of kindness for their fellow community members. There has been extensive research to prove that ‘giving out good’ not only benefits the receiver but also increases the happiness of the giver. There’s mental happiness and physical benefits for all involved. It is a win-win situation!

Communities are accepting the challenge to act, belong and commit

Created Wednesday, 18 January 2017 in News
Across Western Australia, communities are responding to the message of the Act-Belong-Commit campaign. For Mental Health Week last October, a number of organisations and schools incorporated the campaign message in various ways.

Youth Connectors Launch

Created Tuesday, 10 January 2017 in News

On Wednesday 8 February we're launching our youth-based mental health program 'Youth Connectors' and you're invited!! Come along and find out about the program, how you or your organisation can get involved, and listen to a panel discussion on youth mental health featuring some key people from the WA sector.

Meet Local Champion Julian Ming

Created Thursday, 15 December 2016 in News

This month our local champion is Julian Ming of Perth. Julian is 18 and has just finished his first year at UWA studying Medical Science and Public Health. He is very passionate about living a happy and healthy life and encourages others to do the same.

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