The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) has adapted the ‘Act-Belong- Commit’ mental health promotion campaign as one of its key initiatives.
What is Act-Belong-Commit all about?
‘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 from research undertaken by Curtin University into people’s perceptions of mental health and the behaviours they believed protected and promoted good mental health.
Following a successful pilot phase in six regional communities in Western Australian (2005–2007) the campaign was expanded state-wide and now has partners nationally and internationally, including the CRRMH.
Click on the below video to learn more about and see how simple it is to Act-Belong-Commit:
What does it mean to be mentally healthy?
It means that most of the time you feel good about yourself, good about what you do, and good about others. You enjoy the simple things in life, feel fairly optimistic about the future, and are interested about what’s going on in the world.
How you can Act-Belong-Commit
|keep physically, socially, cognitively and spiritually active. Take a walk, phone a friend, do a crossword, dance, or play cards.|
|join a book club, take a cooking class, be more involved in groups you are already a member of or go along to community events.|
|make a commitment to an interest or a cause, learn something new, take on a challenge or volunteer.|