Act-Belong-Commit Projects and Campaigns
Community Wellbeing Project
The pilot project began in 2014 as a partnership between the Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly, the Office of Communities – Department of Sport and Recreation, Far West Local Health District and a number of other organisations.
The Community Wellbeing Project uses the Act-Belong-Commit framework to promote community wellbeing through rugby league clubs in target communities through rural and regional NSW. It aims to:
- Increase knowledge of how to be mentally healthy
- Increase mentally healthy behaviours
- Increase opportunities to be physically and socially active
- Increase capacity of community members to respond to mental health concerns
- Increase support for those with mental health concerns
- Increase volunteerism
- Empower clubs and communities
- Increase awareness of community-focused clubs and causes
- Increase participation in clubs and communities
- Build stronger connections, pride and ownership within communities
This is achieved through a variety of activities, including extensive media campaigns, health education sessions at each of the participating rugby league clubs, a Pre-Season Community Gathering, and community festivals at home games.
For more information about the Community Wellbeing Project please contact Mick Dabin, National Projects Manager, National Rugby League Limited at firstname.lastname@example.org