Act Belong Commit

Act Belong Commit is an evidence-based health promotion campaign designed to encourage people to take action to improve and protect their mental health and wellbeing.

We know that staying active, connecting with others and doing something meaningful are powerfully protective and provide the foundations for mental health and wellbeing.

Mentally Healthy WA’s Act Belong Commit is directed from within Curtin University’s School of Population Health. The overarching campaign is funded by Healthway and the Mental Health Commission in Western Australia.

Our targeted programs and initiatives include:

  • Partnership Program – Act Belong Commit partners with many local governments, health services, peak bodies and grassroots community groups. Partner organisations have free access to Act Belong Commit resources to help them share the mental health message and create opportunities to for people to put the message of Act Belong Commit into practice.

  • Mentally Healthy Schools – Mentally Healthy Schools provides a framework to embed Act Belong Commit within the classroom, school environment and broader school community to protect and improve the mental health and wellbeing of students, staff and wider school community.

  • Aboriginal Program – Act Belong Commit uses tailored branding and messaging to specifically address the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people with an emphasis on interactions with family, involvement in community activities and connections to country and culture.

  • Healthway Partnerships – Healthway is a long standing, co-funder of the Act Belong Commit campaign and through its Healthy Partnerships Program it funds organisations to promote Act Belong Commit in a variety of community settings.

  • Translated resources – Act Belong Commit partnered with a number of key organisations to provide access to resources for culturally and linguistically diverse people.