Act, Belong, Commit
The City of Subiaco and Act Belong Commit have been in an active partnership since March 2014, when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two parties.
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 primarily from research undertaken by Curtin University into people’s perceptions of mental health and the behaviours they believed protected and promoted good mental health. The campaign is directed by Mentally Healthy WA at Curtin University, and implemented through health services, local governments, not-for-profit groups, and community clubs and groups. The campaign started in WA, but has spread internationally and has strong and positive brand recognition across Western Australia.
The campaign supports the City’s vision of ensuring, “Our community is welcoming, diverse and respectful of each other. We have a strong sense of identity and the City’s history is celebrated.”
The Act Belong Commit guidelines for positive mental health provide a simple approach you can adopt to become more mentally healthy:
Act: Keep active physically, socially, mentally and spiritually.
Belong: Keep connected to friends, family and your community.
Commit: Do something meaningful, important and valuable to you.
For more information visit the Act Belong Commit website.