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10-10-2016

The theme for the week is Act-Belong-Commit again, with a focus on suicide prevention as part of the official theme. There are strong relationships between suicide, traumatic life-events and mental illness and Mental Health Week promotion programmes contribute to suicide prevention strategies by informing  people about how to keep  mentally healthy, building individual and community resilience and preventing mental illness. As part of the promotion week, the Mental Health Western Australian Association is encouraging everyone to:

  • Act : Keep mentally, physically, socially and spiritually active. Take a walk, read a book, play cards, stop for a chat, make plans ...
  • Belong : Join a club, volunteer, stay connected with friends and family, take a class, get involved in your community ...
  • Commit : Take up a cause, help a neighbour, find your passion, learn something new, take on a challenge ...

There are events being held WA- wide, to see the programme see mhw.waamh.org.au . The website also contains information regarding tips on taking care of yourself and suggestions for spreading helpful and positive messages on social media such as via #MHW2016

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