Act Belong Commit

For good mental health, Act Belong Commit

Act Belong Commit

The City of Rockingham continues to lead the way since 2008 with the inception of a world-first mental health promotion campaign aimed at preventing the onset of mental health problems, by encouraging everyone to do things to look after their mental wellbeing. 

Mental health conditions are increasing around the world and are currently responsible for approximately one third of the total 'burden of disease', indicating the increasing importance of mental health promotion/prevention and early detection/intervention activities. This is why the Act Belong Commit campaign aims to increase individual resilience and build community cohesion to prevent the onset of mental health problems.

The campaign targets the general population and encourages everyone to do things to keep mentally healthy, just like we do things to stay physically healthy.
The positive mental health message is based around the ABC guidelines for positive mental health:

  • Act

Keep mentally, physically and socially active.

  • Belong

Maintain and create new social connections, become involved in local groups, attend community events.

  • Commit

Take up a cause, volunteer, commit to something that brings meaning and purpose to your life.

You may have seen a fresh face to the Act Belong Commit campaign. Act Belong Commit

The campaign works by promoting events and activities based in Rockingham as great ways for people to look after their mental health, from sporting activities, to volunteer opportunities and community events.  Check out the Activity Finder to see what's happening in your area.

The local Project Officer can also assist your community group or organisation to apply for Healthway funding to host an activity or event that promotes the Act Belong Commit message.  To find out about all the latest Act Belong Commit activities, please contact the Community Development Officer (Health and Wellbeing) on 9528 0333.

Visit the Act Belong Commit website for more information.




Act Belong Commit

Discover what you can do to keep mentally healthy.

Cover page of booklet.2023 Mental Health Month 

Each year, Mental Health Month encourages all of us to think about our own mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not. The theme for this year is “We all have a role to play”.

It also gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of good mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help seeking behaviours when needed. Join the City of Rockingham and local groups this Mental Health Month and find a way to Act, Belong or Commit.

The City of Rockingham has collated a range of activities spread across the month of October that can be used to keep you physically, mentally and socially active to improve mental wellbeing while also connecting with others.

Please download the booklet below and take the time to get involved with some of these activities.

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