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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.

Standing Strong Together in Roebourne

Created Friday, 18 March 2016 in News
Act-Belong-Commit launches in Roebourne. The logo that ten year-old Jasminda Stevens created as part of a competition has been launched as the official logo of the Act-Belong-Commit campaign to build social and emotional wellbeing in Aboriginal communities in Roebourne. Jasminda’s drawing depicts the Roebourne communities standing together proud and strong.
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Be mentally healthy this festive season!

Be mentally healthy this festive season!

The Festive Season is a great is a time of year to celebrate, kick back and relax and generally indulge in delicious Christmas treats. While this may sound great, for some people it can lead into a slump or other factors during the silly season can cause people to experience poor mental health.

We’re encouraging everyone to take action to keep themselves mentally healthy through the festive season! Here are few of our top tips:

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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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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.

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Partner with us!

Partner with us!

We are seeking to partner with organisations who share a vision for a mentally healthy WA.  If your group or organisation offers opportunities for mentally healthy engagement, strives to improve individual and community wellbeing; or is keen to change the way people think about mental health, you may like to consider partnering with us. 

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