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Mental health promotion 

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.

 

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.

The Local Project Officer can also assist your community group or organisation to apply for Healthway funding to host an activity or event.

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.

Mental Health Month

Mental Health Week 2020 runs from 10-17 October however this year the City is encouraging the community to get involved and celebrate mental health throughout the entire month of October. We are compiling an October 2020 calendar of events, workshops, training opportunities and activities for the community to take part in and Act-Belong-Commit. The Act-Belong-Commit Calendar will be promoted on the City's Facebook and website at the end of September.

Community Kindness Rockingham

Let's spread kindness this October for Mental Health Month. We have designed a Community Kindness Card to be shared throughout the community through random acts of kindness. The card encourages you to do a random act of kindness for someone, write your name on the card and pass it on; the next person is then encouraged to do the same. We want to see your kind stories too, so post a photo or story about your random act of kindness and add #communitykindnessrockingham and you could win an Act-Belong-Commit picnic pack. One lucky winner who has used #communitykindnessrockingham will be randomly drawn at the end of October.

If you would like to receive a Community Kindness Card, email or call our Health and Wellbeing Officer on customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or 9528 0333. Throughout October you can also pick up a card from one of our libraries. Please keep in mind, you don't need a card to do a random act of kindness and join in the Community Kindness initiative this October, simply do a random act of kindness and use #communitykindnessrockingham when you post about it.

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