Epsychiatry Partner with Act-Belong-Commit
Last month we became a partner organisation of Act Belong Commit. If you haven’t heard of them, they are an organisation based in Western Australia that champions mental health. They are funded by Healthway, the Australian Government Department of Health and the Government of Western Australia Mental Health Commission. The University of Curtin supports them. Epsychiatry partner with Act Belong Commit was a proud moment for us.
Their ethos is based on the principles of the ‘Act-Belong-Commit’ to positive mental health and wellbeing. Keeping active, alert and engaged with the world around us (Act), having a feeling of belonging and a sense of identity (Belong), and doing things that give meaning and purpose to life (Commit) is a framework to improving overall wellbeing. Epsychiatry partner with Act Belong Commit was a great opportunity for us.
The act can be seen as keeping active in the broadest sense of the word. It could involve reading books, talking to others or taking the dog for a walk. Belong is about connectedness. It could involve things like joining a book club or a sports team. Finally commit is about doing something meaningful, learning a new skill or volunteering your time.
Act Belong Commit run the different school and community programs across WA. The aim is to raise individual resilience and enhanced overall community cohesion. Epsychiatry is proud to be an associate partner of Act-Belong-Commit.