Showcasing the community for mental health and wellbeing

14 January 2014

BEING involved in your community is a great way to improve your own mental health and wellbeing.

“Act-Belong-Commit” is a health promotion campaign that encourages people to take action to protect and promote their own health and wellbeing.

Alpine Shire Council has received funding of $11,000 in 2013/14 from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, managed by the Central Hume Primary Care Partnership, to undertake activities that encourage physical health – “Act”, community engagement - “Belong” and volunteering - “Commit”

Alpine Shire Council is hosting an “Act-Belong-Commit” Bright Community Showcase on Saturday, 18 January to help residents connect with a range of community organisations in their town.

Mayor Peter Roper said Council adopted the initiative to help residents discover the benefits of joining or participating in activities run by community organisations operating in and around Bright.

“This is a fantastic program to assist members of the community to enhance their own health and wellbeing by becoming more involved in their community and meeting new people,” he said.

“The Community Showcase will provide a place for people wanting to learn more about the activities, fundraisers and projects being undertaken by local community groups including Bright United Men’s Shed, U3A, Bright Historical Society, Upper Ovens Landcare Group, Bright Art Gallery and Bright Croquet Club.”

The Act-Belong-Commit Bright Community Showcase will be held at Howitt Park, Bright, from 11am – 2pm on Saturday, 18 January.

Act-Belong-Commit Community Showcases will be held in Myrtleford and Mt Beauty in February.

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