The City of Wanneroo works in partnership with the Act-Belong-Commit campaign to promote the Act-Belong-Commit message to encourage residents to start actions that will help contribute to their positive mental wellbeing.
What is Act-Belong-Commit?
Act-Belong-Commit is a comprehensive health promotion campaign that encourages individuals to take action to protect and promote their own mental wellbeing and encourages organisations that provide mentally healthy activities to promote participation in those activities.
The A-B-C guidelines for positive mental health provide a simple approach that we can adopt to become more mentally healthy:
keep mentally, physically, socially and spiritually active: take a walk, say g’day, read a book, do a crossword, dance, play cards, stop for a chat...
join a book club, take a cooking class, be more involved in groups you are already a member of, go along to community events...
take up a cause, help a neighbour, learn something new, take on a challenge, volunteer...
Being active, having a sense of belonging and having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health.
For more information and to find program and groups that can get you going to Act Belong and Commit go to http://www.actbelongcommit.org.au/
Did you know? In the happiest country in the world, Denmark*, 90% of citizens belong to a community group or club of some sort!
*World Happiness Report 2016