About Act-Belong-Commit

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 can adopted to help individuals become more mentally healthy:

  • Act: Being active—physically, socially, mentally and spiritually.
  • Belong: Having strong social connections with friends, family and the wider community.
  • Commit: Making deeper commitments to personal pursuits.

Who is Act-Belong-Commit for?

The online campaign is available across Australia. For those in Western Australia, there is specific local information available.

Is there a cost to use Act-Belong-Commit?

There is no cost to use the online campaign.

How to access Act-Belong-Commit’s services

Anyone across Australia can access Act-Belong-Commit via the website.

Act-Belong-Commit Research and Evaluation

Act-Belong-Commit is an evidence-based campaign developed primarily from research undertaken by Curtin University into people’s perceptions of mental health and the behaviours they believed protected and promoted good mental health. Following a successful pilot phase in six regional communities in Western Australian (2005–2007), the campaign was expanded state-wide.

Evaluation shows the campaign has the capacity to sensitise people to the belief that there are things we can and should do to look after our mental wellbeing; to change attitudes towards mental health and mental illness; reduce stigma associated with mental illness; and encourage people to engage in behaviours to boost their mental health.