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A Brief History of Act-Belong-Commit in Western Australia
2018 marks a significant year for Act-Belong-Commit in Western Australia, as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of the campaign’s state-wide rollout.
Their story began back in 2002 when researchers at Curtin University were commissioned by Healthway to investigate people’s perceptions of mental health and the behaviours they believed protected and promoted good mental health.
Following a successful pilot phase (2005-2007) in six regional communities throughout Western Australian, the campaign was launched state-wide in 2008.
Their evaluation shows the campaign is consistently increasing people’s knowledge of the sorts of things they can and should do to keep mentally healthy, reducing stigma associated with mental illness, encouraging people to be more open about mental health issues and is inspiring people to engage in activities that strengthen their mental wellbeing.
Contact the Act-Belong-Commit team in Western Australia
Contact details for the Western Australia team are below. Get in touch if you would like to discuss how Act-Belong-Commit could be used in your area.