A More Mentally Healthy You

2014 is the year to Act-Belong-Commit to a more mentally healthy you! Are you thinking about a new year's resolution? Maybe you're thinking that you need to spend more time with your family, start exercising regularly or learn a new skill.

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 and socially 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, set yourself a challenge, help out at the school or meals on wheels...

You can make your resolution official by:

1. Completing the Act-Belong-Commit Self-Assessment and identify where you can improve in each of the Act-Belong-Commit domains

2. Finding an activity that covers an area that you might be languishing in. To get started try visiting ClubsNSW, GoVolunteer, or check your local council's Community Directory.