The City of Kalamunda has jumped on board Mentally Healthy WA’s Act Belong Commit Campaign, to encourage the community to take action to protect and promote their own mental wellbeing.
The campaign focuses on encouraging people to stay mentally healthy by being active members of the community. The steps towards staying mentally healthy are as simple as A-B-C.
Act: Keep mentally, physically, socially and spiritually active by taking a walk, saying g’day, reading a book, doing a crossword, dancing, playing cards, stopping for a chat…
Belong: Be more involved in groups, community organisations or events. Join a book club, take a cooking class, join a sporting team, go along to events…
Commit: Make that extra ‘commitment’ to a hobby or a good cause. Help out a neighbour, be a coach or mentor, support your community groups, learn something new, volunteer…
Mayor John Giardina said “Almost one in five Australians will experience a mental health problem each year. This is an alarming statistic so we want to make it easy for our community to be active and involved. The City has so much on offer, from community workshops to free fitness days, to help everyone Act-Belong-Commit.”
Being proactive with your mental health can help reduce your risk of mental health problems and improve your quality of life. Failing to keep mentally healthy can lead to a variety of challenges whether they be financial, relationship, health or work orientated.
This April, the City has a range of free events for the community to get involved with.
Environmentalist, photographer and radio presenter Eric McCrum will be sharing the wonderful world of birds and bird calls at Kalamunda Library on 10 April.
April 13 and 14 will see the Kalamunda Show celebrating its 120th year. Enter the local photography and artwork, home-made preserves, or flower show. Check out the vintage cars, log-chopping competitions, cuddly animal farms, magicians and much more.
The City of Kalamunda’s Agenda Briefing Forum will be held on the evening of 10 April, providing community and Elected Members an opportunity to get informed on current matters prior to the next Ordinary Council Meeting.
On 13 April, Environmental Biologist and former ABC radio personality Johnny Prefuno will be presenting on frogs in the Perth Hills at the Jorgensen Park Pavilion, hosted by the WA Naturalists Club.
The April school holidays will be filled with Conga dancing, origami sessions and magical storytelling for kids at all local libraries. There will also be cooking classes, a supersonic science workshop and NAO robotics session on offer at the Hartfield Park Recreation Centre.
The City’s youth can help save the environment by joining in the upcycled t-shirt competition, blending their own smoothie with a pedal-powered bike blender or checking out the eco-orientated movie previews before the screening of family favourite, Wall-E at the Kalamunda Farmer’s Markets on April 20.
The annual ANZAC Day March will take place on 21 April at Kostera Oval. The march will start from the top of Haynes Street and conclude at the oval for a wreath laying ceremony, with the Dawn Service on ANZAC day.
The City is also seeking volunteers to help with operations within the community from bus drivers to centre co-ordinators.
View April School Holiday Programs being offered in the City
View more information and opportunities to Act-Belong-Commit.
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