Our Newsroom contains Act Belong Commit updates, inspiring stories and the latest evidence-based research on the many ways you can keep mentally healthy.
Act-Belong-Commit for Your Mental Health this Spring
Posted 3 Sep 2020
Spring has sprung, and to celebrate the change in season, here are four ways you can Act-Belong-Commit for your mental health this spring!
Go for a Hike
Hiking is a great exercise for individuals, families and groups, and is a fun and fulfilling way to find 30 whilst spending time in nature. Did you know two hours a week in nature is the “dose” you need for good mental health?
Perth has some of the most beautiful national and regional parks, from wildflower trails to dog-friendly exploratory adventures, there is so much to discover right on your doorstep! If you need even more of a reason to get out and explore WA, here’s eight reasons to explore where you live by foot.
Salt and Sand
Okay, winter has only just finished, however what better time to hit the beach! You don’t even need to go in the water.
Spring is the perfect time to check out a stunning coastal sunset, be it with your family, friends (human or furry), or loved one for a romantic date! Why not pack a picnic, grab some local fish and chips, or take cricket set for a hit around with your mates.
And we wouldn’t be a health promotion campaign if we didn’t remind you to be responsible and slip, slop, slap, slide and shade!
Get Amongst the Wildflowers
Spring sees the wildflower season in full swing across WA. The six-month season starts in the north in June/July, moving to the south in September, finishing up in October and November throughout the South West.
If you’ve never been to the Araluen Tulip Festival before, it’s the perfect day out with friends, the family and your camera. Go for a gentle stroll around the grounds while you take in the fresh air and scenery, or if you’re feeling adventurous (or lazy) take the train tour. Make sure to take a few snaps along the way – your Instagram will thank you!
The award-winning Kings Park Festival is also back on for 2020, with dozens of free and fabulous events celebrating ‘Perth’s Green Heart’, throughout the whole month of September – plan your visit here.
Find out where you can see the best wildflowers in WA.
Living in Western Australia, we are truly blessed with stunning countryside and historic country towns, so get in early to explore WA before the hoards set off with their caravans over the summer holidays.
Hit the road in search of a peaceful camping spot for some rest and relaxation before the silly season hits. Here are 10 Of The Most Beautiful Camping Spots In WA to provide you with some inspiration.
No matter what you do, don’t forget to TAG US in your Act-Belong-Commit adventures using #ActBelongCommit so we can share with the world and provide others with the inspiration and motivation to get up and get active for their mental health!
Find us on Instagram: @actbelongcommit