City of Subiaco - Health and wellbeing
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Health and wellbeing

Mental health

Your mental health is as important as your physical wellbeing. Being mentally healthy means feeling a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. It enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate other people, day-to-day life and our environment. When we are mentally healthy, we can form positive relationships, use our abilities to reach our potential and deal with life's challenges. The city supports and facilitates a number of programs to enhance the community’s mental wellbeing.

Act Belong Commit

The City of Subiaco is a proud community partner of the ‘Act Belong Commit’ mental health promotion campaign aimed at preventing the onset of mental health problems by encouraging people to look after their own mental wellbeing and raising awareness.

Mental health promotion and early intervention activities, such as those promoted by Act Belong Commit are recognised as being key to increasing individual resilience and building community cohesion to prevent the onset of mental health problems. The campaign encourages everyone to do things to keep mentally healthy by committing to 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.

       

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Check out these websites for useful information about mental health and wellbeing:

  • beyondblue – an independent, not-for-profit organisation supported by state and federal governments working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help and supporting recovery, management and resilience
  • Lifeline – a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services
  • Mental Health Commission – a government agency that provides leadership and support in the delivery of mental health services in Western Australia
  • SANE Australia – a national charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness lead a better life through campaigning, education and research.