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Act-Belong-Commit Pilbara Capacity Building announced as a Finalist in the WA Mental Health Awards 2017

Created Friday, 16 June 2017 in News

We're really pleased to announce that the Act-Belong-Commit Pilbara Capacity Building project has been selected as a finalist in the Diversity Category of the WA Mental Health Awards 2017!

The project encourages the community to take action to improve and maintain their mental health and well-being through the education, promotion and strategic placement of the Act-Belong-Commit message.

New resource: Keeping mentally healthy in retirement

Created Thursday, 15 June 2017 in News

Retirement is an exciting chapter in your life! There is more time to do the things you enjoy, spend time with family and friends, explore different hobbies, and set yourself new, meaningful challenges. In saying that, any life change that you go through can be unsettling and bring about uncertainty which may impact your mental wellbeing. We have realised a new resource encouraging retirees, and those who are transitioning into retirement, to boost their mental health and well-being through a few simple steps.

Act-Belong-Commit in Recovery

Created Friday, 02 June 2017 in News

Expressions of Interest wanted from service providers to host a free interactive workshop for staff and consumers to learn about how Act-Belong-Commit in Recovery can support recovery from addictions and mental health problems by promoting positive behaviours that build and strengthen mental wellness.

If you're interested please contact Alicia, alicia.fair-manson@student.curtin.edu.au or (08) 9266 1653.

Don't let winter rain on your parade!

Created Wednesday, 24 May 2017 in News

It’s that time of year again where the daylight gets shorter, the weather cools down and our lakes and dams start to fill up again. For some people, this time of year is particularly difficult as the change of season can lead to a decrease in physical activity and leave people feeling unhappy and isolated from friends and family.

The change in weather doesn’t have to negatively affect our mental health, there are many great ways to stay active, belong and commit throughout winter!

Act-Belong-Commit's Impact in 2016

Created Tuesday, 23 May 2017 in News
The results of our annual Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviews are in!! Each year we survey 600 West Australians living in metro and regional areas. Some of the main results were:
  •  In Western Australia, 76% of people are aware of Act-Belong-Commit (2 million people)
  • Of those who are aware of the message, 97% approve of Act-Belong-Commit
  • Of those who are aware of the message 12% did something to improve their mental health i.e. kept active, got involved in the community, volunteered (that's approximately 230,000 people)
  • The campaign contributes to the reduction of stigma surrounding mental health, with 68% of those aware of the message agreeing with this

View our full infographic here.

May 2017 Local Champion: Jem Plaisted

Created Tuesday, 23 May 2017 in News
This month we’re featuring local Inglewood Mother, Jem Plaisted. Jem is very involved in her local ‘Buy Nothing’ group. The project is a social movement that is making waves across the country, using Facebook to reduce waste and increase random acts of kindness.

Act-Belong-Commit's Impact in 2016: Infographics

Created Tuesday, 16 May 2017 in News
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Partner Report 2016: Infographics

Created Tuesday, 16 May 2017 in News
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Runner-up Volunteer Week Competition

Created Thursday, 11 May 2017 in News

Thank you to everyone that entered the Act-Belong-Commit Volunteering Competition. We had almost 150 entries explaining their story of how volunteering keeps them mentally healthy!!

Coral was the runner-up:

"Moving to a new area was daunting and depressing not knowing anyone. My husband and I decided to volunteer at the local fire brigade, we were welcomed with open arms and made to feel part of the community. My husband got really sick shortly after and the support and friendship shown by the brigade kept us going. We now go there every week to talk and keep mentally healthy by talking and being involved in the community. After only a short few months we now feel we belong."

Congratulations Coral, happy volunteering!

Announcing the winner of our Volunteer Week Competition!

Created Wednesday, 10 May 2017 in News
"Volunteering, on my own, with friends, my children and family, gives me a sense of belonging. I feel like I've helped, and my contribution makes a difference. I feel satisfaction from achieving goals, and have a huge sense of pride when I/we complete what we set to do. I have found my best friends through volunteering, and I have met some wonderful people who have also been great to know professionally. I know my children will continue to volunteer and their children will no doubt give, and reap the rewards of their contributions".
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New resource: Keeping mentally healthy in retirement

New resource: Keeping mentally healthy in retirement

Retirement is an exciting chapter in your life! There is more time to do the things you enjoy, spend time with family and friends, explore different hobbies, and set yourself new, meaningful challenges. In saying that, any life change that you go through can be unsettling and bring about uncertainty which may impact your mental wellbeing. We have realised a new resource encouraging retirees, and those who are transitioning into retirement, to boost their mental health and well-being through a few simple steps.

Read more...
Don't let winter rain on your parade!

Don't let winter rain on your parade!

It’s that time of year again where the daylight gets shorter, the weather cools down and our lakes and dams start to fill up again. For some people, this time of year is particularly difficult as the change of season can lead to a decrease in physical activity and leave people feeling unhappy and isolated from friends and family.

The change in weather doesn’t have to negatively affect our mental health, there are many great ways to stay active, belong and commit throughout winter!

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...
Act-Belong-Commit in Recovery

Act-Belong-Commit in Recovery

Expressions of Interest wanted from service providers to host a free interactive workshop for staff and consumers to learn about how Act-Belong-Commit in Recovery can support recovery from addictions and mental health problems by promoting positive behaviours that build and strengthen mental wellness.

If you're interested please contact Alicia, alicia.fair-manson@student.curtin.edu.au or (08) 9266 1653.