Act Belong Commit
The Shire of Manjimup has recently signed a memorandum of understanding to adopt the Western Australian Act-Belong-Commit program in a bid to create a more mentally healthy region.
Act-Belong-Commit is a world first program developed by Curtin University that encourages everyone to take action to protect and strengthen their mental health and wellbeing.
Act-Belong-Commit is a community-based health promotion campaign that encourages people to take action to improve their mental health and wellbeing. This evidence-based campaign was developed primarily from research undertaken by Curtin University into people's perceptions of mental health and the behaviours they believed protected and promoted good mental health. The campaign is directed by Mentally Healthy WA at Curtin University, and implemented through health services, local governments, women's health services and not-for-profit groups.
The intervention is based around the A-B-C guidelines for positive mental health: Act-Belong-Commit.
|Act||Be active in as many ways as you can, physically, socially, cognitively and spiritually.|
|Belong||Join in community activities, join a book club or a walking group.|
|Commit||Make a commitment to an interest or a cause. Volunteer, learn a new skill, challenge yourself.|