Keeping mentally healthy is just as important as staying physically healthy.
And the good news is there are things we can all do to promote our mental wellbeing and create a stronger more resilient community.
Being active, having a sense of belonging and having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health.
The Act-Belong-Commit guidelines for positive mental health provide a simple approach you can adopt to become more mentally healthy:
ACT "Do something"
Keep active - physically, socially, mentally and spiritually.
- go for a walk or run
- read a book
- talk to someone
- meditate or pray
BELONG "Do something with someone'
Keep connected - to friends, family and your community.
- join a book club
- take a cooking class
- go to community events
- join a sports team
COMMIT "Do something meaningful"
Do something meaningful, important and valuable to you.
- learn something new
- take a challenge
- teach others
You can learn more about keep mentally well on Act Belong Commit's website. They also provide a list of activities happening all around Western Australia that you can get involved with. Check it out today!