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Mental Health Week 2022

Posted 5 Oct 2022

In support of the 2022 Mental Health Week (8-15 October) theme ‘Mind.Body.Environment’ Act Belong Commit will be promoting the benefits of spending time in nature on mental health and wellbeing.

Research has shown spending time in nature, and being connected to nature, can improve wellbeing in many ways including:

  1. Improving cognitive skills – like memory and attention
  2. Improving mood.
  3. Reducing feelings of stress

We also know from research connecting to nature can positively influence wellbeing regardless of how much time one spends outdoors and whether you spend time in ….green or blue (aquatic) environments or even in urban nature.

Act Belong Commit will be helping people to find nature-based activities to get involved in by actively promoting listings from our Activity Finder which connect people to nature. Keep an eye on our social media pages and website throughout Mental Health Week to get inspired.

About Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week is a national week celebrated each year in October scheduled around World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

Coordinated by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, with support from the WA Mental Health Commission, Mental Health Week provides a prime opportunity to promote effective prevention strategies to keep people mentally healthy.

This year in WA, Mental Health Week will be held over 8-15 October.  Act Belong Commit welcomes the themed focus of understanding how the body, mind and environment intersect is essential to overall wellbeing.