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July 26, 2021

No better time to revisit this mental health message

Dr Christina Pollard, the Director of Mentally Healthy WA and also Associate Professor of Public Health Priorities, School of Population Health, Curtin University, published an important mental health promotion article in the June 2021 edition of WA Journal, Medicus. The article reminds readers of the evidence-based Act Belong Commit message: stay active - mentally and physically, connect with others, and do things that give meaning to your life. read more

July 14, 2021

Welcome to our new Mentally Healthy Partners: July

We're excited to highlight four new partners who have signed on to our Act Belong Commit campaign. We look forward to working with these fantastic organisations to enable mentally healthy communities. read more

July 01, 2021

Managing anxiety mid-way through (another) lockdown

Part way through another Perth & Peel lockdown and many of us are no doubt experiencing some level of frustration, disappointment and/or anxiety. Most aspects of our lives have been disrupted and we are uncertain about what happens next. Anxiety and worry are normal when there is a potential or uncertain threat. The threat may be to our physical health, social connections, financial circumstances, or any other important impact on our lives such as disrupted holidays or planned events. Here are some strategies and tips to manage your way through this latest ‘new normal’. read more

June 29, 2021

A 4 day plan to help you get through the latest snap lockdown

Frustration, disappointment, irritation, anxiety – we’ll all have experienced at least one of these negative responses at the news of another COVID-19 lockdown for the Perth and Peel regions. The uncertainty and sudden disruption to our lives can take its toll on our mental wellbeing and we need to do all we can to stay mentally healthy. read more

June 16, 2021

Welcome to our new Mentally Healthy Partners: June

We're excited to highlight four new partners who have signed on to our Act Belong Commit campaign. We look forward to working with these fantastic organisations to enable mentally healthy communities. read more

May 20, 2021

Welcome to our new Mentally Healthy Partners

We're excited to highlight four new partners who have signed on to our Act Belong Commit campaign. We look forward to working with these fantastic organisations to enable mentally healthy communities. read more

April 24, 2021

Keep your mental health in check during our Snap Lockdown

We’ve got this (again) Perth & Peel – a 3 day plan. News of another COVID-19 lockdown will have triggered some alarm in most of us. It may be just three days (here’s hoping!) but it's still completely normal to experience some worry and anxiety. read more

March 15, 2021

Personal stories inspire Western Australians to prioritise their mental health

In Harmony Week, Mentally Healthy WA has unveiled Words to Live By. A story telling series from Act Belong Commit - which gives life lessons on mental wellbeing according to four Western Australians in their senior years. read more

February 08, 2021

Make mental wellness something to strive for this year.

Just as we were thinking we were well on the way to a post coronavirus world, a five-day COVID lockdown has reminded us that, yes, we are still in the midst of a global pandemic. read more

February 01, 2021

Keeping mentally healthy during lockdown – a 5 day plan

Looking after your mental and physical health when locked down due to the pandemic can be difficult. But it's important to do things to keep mentally healthy, which helps us cope with what is thrown at us and helps to ease distress. read more