Act-Belong-Commit is grateful to have the support of a wonderful team of volunteer Ambassadors from all walks of life who give their time and talent to help promote the Act-Belong-Commit message and help raise awareness about mental health.
Whether speaking at a community event, engaging with our partners and supporters, helping us fundraise, or appearing in the media, our Ambassadors make a valuable contribution to our mission to enhance population mental health by creating supportive environments that strengthen individual and community resilience.
Garth Civil is an experienced fire-fighter and long-term Ambassador for Act-Belong-Commit. He believes the Act-Belong-Commit message is a way of life, and that everyone will be healthier and happier if they adopt the Act-Belong-Commit principles.
Garth feels lucky to have a job he is passionate about, and which allows him to act, belong and commit by simply doing it well. However, the job itself can create mental health stresses and over the years he has seen a high number of colleagues who have had issues.
Looking back on life, Garth has had challenges that have affected his mental health. He credits most of his resilience to his ability to keeping active. Act-Belong-Commit has always been a part of his life, and he loves setting challenges, from sporting events, sailing around the South Pacific Ocean, learning to fly, and climbing a mountain.
"Whilst the water and being in it or on it is my place of choice, it is not the only thing I look for when setting a challenge. One of my primary motivators for completing the challenges I set is to do it with others, the sense of belonging to a like-minded group gives me the impetus to continue on even when the challenges seem insurmountable."
Lorraine has been a member for the Act Belong Commit Steering Committee since 2005, and is a very proud ambassador for the campaign, even featuring in one of the campaign's TV advertisements!
With lived experience of mental illness and experiencing recovery underpinned by the application of Act, Belong Commit, Lorraine is a strong believer that people can actively look after their mental health.
Lorraine is an experienced presenter, and uses her story to inform and inspire others to greatness. It is not because of, but in spite of living with mental illness, that she has been able to actively contribute both locally and nationally to the lived experience perspective across the mental health reform landscape.
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