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.

 

 

 

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Community Kindness Initiative 

Throughout the month of October 2022, the City is rolling out a Mental Health Month Community Kindness Initiative to encourage everyone to spread kindness. We have designed a Community Kindness Card to distribute throughout the Rockingham community and we invite you to get involved sharing the message. 

The card explains the benefits of random acts of kindness and some simple ideas of how to do it. Those who receive a card through an act of kindness are encouraged to do a random act of kindness for someone else, write their name on the card and pass it on.

We would like to provide local schools, groups, services and businesses with Community Kindness Cards to share throughout our community in all sorts of creative ways. We City have a number of Mental Health Resource packs that can be made available to your group. Please complete the form below and return to PO Box 2142, ROCKINGHAM DC WA 6967 or via email at customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

If you would like more information on the Community Kindness Initiative, please contact the City through customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or on 9528 0333

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