Act Belong Commit

The City of Joondalup is partnering with Mentally Healthy WA to help promote the Act-Belong-Commit (A-B-C) message. A-B-C 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:

  • 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.