Act-Belong-Commit 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 that we can adopt to become more mentally healthy:
ACT – 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…
BELONG – join a book club, take a cooking class, be more involved in groups you are already a member of, go along to community events…
COMMIT – 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.
Department of Fire & Emergency Services
As Western Australia’s leading hazard management agency, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) (formerly the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA) performs a critical role coordinating emergency services for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening life and property.
Supported by an extensive network of over 29,000 volunteers and 1100 career firefighters DFES works together with the community and government to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from a diverse range of emergencies.
Operating 24 hours a day, every day of the year, DFES provides emergency services across our vast state of 2.5 million square kilometres on land, by sea and air.
Disaster Relief Australia
Disaster Relief Australia is an international disaster response nonprofit that unites the skills and experiences of Australian Defence Force veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams around the globe.
When disaster strikes, Disaster Relief Australia work with or alongside local agencies and governments to quickly respond to large-scale disasters to provide relief to communities in need.
Their motto, “Disasters are our business. Veterans are our passion.”