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Mentally Healthy Schools (Project update)

Created Thursday, 19 February 2015 in News
Late last year, Mentally Healthy WA and Chevron Australia launched the Mentally Healthy Schools Project encouraging students, staff and the wider school community to Act-Belong-Commit.

By embracing the principles of the campaign throughout the whole school community, students and staff will become more aware that there are things they can and should be doing to protect and promote their mental wellbeing. This will in turn result in better coping skills, increased resilience, less risk taking behaviour, better academic results and much more!

Make Your Own Act-Belong-Commit Christmas Bunting

Created Wednesday, 03 December 2014 in News

Make your own Act-Belong-Commit Christmas-themed bunting with these simple steps:

2014 Act-Belong-Commit Christmas Challenge

Created Thursday, 27 November 2014 in News

This festive season, Mentally Healthy WA's Act-Belong-Commit team is inviting you to boost your mental wellbeing by participating in the Act-Belong-Commit Christmas Challenge

Sign up to the Act-Belong-Commit e-newsletter to receive weekly tips for the Act-Belong-Commit Christmas Challenge!

Act-Belong-Commit update from the Pilbara

Created Wednesday, 26 November 2014 in News
Act-Belong-Commit Aboriginal Project Manager who is based in the Pilbara town of Roebourne got together with a group of Roebourne agencies to take a family affected by tragedy out bush for a day.

November Act-Belong-Commit Local Champion: Luka Donald-Johnson

Created Wednesday, 26 November 2014 in News
Luka Donald-Johnson from Stirling is a young Act-Belong-Commit champion. She is actively involved in a number of activities that keep her mentally healthy including volunteering, exercising, cooking and attending weekly meditation sessions.

Act-Belong-Commit Schools Project Launch

Created Thursday, 20 November 2014 in News

A program to boost school students’ mental health and wellbeing has been launched!

Mentally Healthy Dads

Created Monday, 17 November 2014 in News

As part of Postnatal Depression Awareness Week, Mentally Healthy WA released a new information resource, "Keeping Mentally Healthy – A Guide for New Dads".

Small grants available: National Perinatal Depression Initiative

Created Tuesday, 11 November 2014 in News

The Mental Health Commission will be offering a number of small grants to government, non government, private, and not for profit organisations to improve the mental health outcomes of women experiencing or at risk of perinatal depression and their infants as part of the 2014/2015 National Perinatal Depression Initiative (NPDI) Project Agreement.

Post Natal Depression Awareness Week: 16 - 22 November

Created Friday, 31 October 2014 in News

It's not only about encouraging help seeking, it's also about what new and expecting parents can do to keep mentally healthy and prevent the onset of mental health problems.

Danes adopt Aussie mental health program

Created Tuesday, 28 October 2014 in News
The Danish National Institute for Public Health announced this week that Mentally Healthy WA's mental health promotion campaign will be rolled out nationwide in Denmark in 2015.
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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:

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.

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.

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.