Act-Belong-Commit at the National Indigenous Vibe 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge in Leeton

Recently over 100 teams of enthusiastic school students from Leeton and the surrounding area enjoyed a day full of activities including basketball, rapping & break dancing lessons, art workshops, a dance competition and a health expo.

The interactive health expo was the highlight of the day with services attending engaging the students to learn about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, how to look after themselves and the connection between their body and mind. They included programs for youth mental health, alcohol and drug information, driving education, Closing the Gap, anti-smoking, careers in health, good diet choices as well as Act-Belong-Commit.

The Act-Belong-Commit static display was very busy distributing printed fact sheets, drink bottles and temporary tattoos. The young people engaged in interactive activities such as 'the human knot' and 'five things in common' as well as completing the A-B-C Self-Assessment Tool on an I-Pad. The sessions were highly motivational and interactive encouraging young people to ask questions and participate.

A Mental Health Service Provider Forum was also hosted by the Leeton and District Local Aboriginal Land Council prior to Vibe 3on3 . The Forum focussed on how young people in the area cope during difficult times in their lives, how they can best access the support needed and where they can find appropriate information regarding services.

Act-Belong-Commit Leeton

 

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