Act-Belong-Commit Day

Act Belong Commit Day

About Act-Belong-Commit Day

Act-Belong-Commit Day

Host a morning tea to raise money for the Act-Belong-Commit campaign! Your funds help to contribute to a more mentally healthy WA and support vital programs that deliver positive mental health strategies to school students and youth, individuals in recovery from mental illnesses, residents in rural and remote towns, and Aboriginal people in remote communities.

 Act-Belong-Commit Day is Monday 9 October 2017, during Mental Health Week but you can host an event any time in October.

Introduction

Act-Belong-Commit is a comprehensive health promotion campaign that encourages individuals to take action to protect and promote their own mental wellbeing.

  • ACT: keep mentally, physically, socially and spiritually active: take a walk, say g’day, read a book, do a crossword, dance, play cards, stop for a chat...

  • BELONG: join a book club, take a cooking class, be more involved in groups you are already a member of, go along to community events...

  • COMMIT: take up a cause, help a neighbour, learn something new, take on a challenge, volunteer...

Being active, having a sense of belonging and a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health.

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How you're helping

Hosting an event for Act-Belong-Commit Day will raise vital funds for the campaign.

Evidence tells us for every $1 we spend in health promotion and prevention strategies, we save $5 in health treatments spending. So for every $1 fundraised to keep West Australians mentally healthy, we’re saving the community $5 on mental ill-health related hospital or treatment costs.

A donation of…

  • $30 Provides an individual with a tailored information pack with tips on how to keep active, join local clubs or volunteer to reduce loneliness, and strengthen meaning and purpose in life.
  • $50 Provides a WA school with a Guide on how to build a mentally healthy school community for students, staff and parents.
  • $110 Will allow us to train 10 young people to become Youth Connectors. Youth Connectors assist other young people to get involved in their communities to improve mental wellbeing and quality of life.
  • $140 Will take a remote Aboriginal family 'Out on Country' for a day of healing to promote family togetherness and keeping strong in mind, body and spirit. 

Resources

Contact Mentally Healthy WA to arrange to loan any of our interactive signage for your event. Interactive activities are an excellent way to engage people with the Act-Belong-Commit message. We are offering people who host an event $50 of free merchandise- you can use the money to buy items for your guests or get a higher ticket item to have as a prize or raffle.

Make a pledge!

  • Go online and make your pledge here
  • Take some of our pledge cards to the morning tea and have guest write their pledge
  • Loan out our pledge wall for your event

pdfAct-Belong-Commit_Day_Donation_Poster.pdf

pdfAct-Belong-Commit_Day_Event_Poster.pdf

Act-Belong-Commit Day Activities!

pdfABC_Bingo.pdf

 

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