City celebrates 10 years with Act Belong Commit

Published on Wednesday 27 June, 2018

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Residents in the City of Gosnells have been getting the Act-Belong-Commit message for the past decade, and feeling better for it.

Looking back on the 10-year partnership between the City and Act-Belong-Commit, Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said it gave the community vital ways to improve their physical and mental health.

“Through this partnership, we have run many leisure-based programs and events and now, as a local government, we are encouraging the benefits of strong community connections and active, healthy living across all that we do,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

“Our walking groups have been particularly successful since partnering with Act-Belong-Commit, with more than 200 members in four groups meeting every week.

“It’s amazing how the simple acts of walking and talking can bring people together, provide a sense of belonging and even create lifelong friendships – all of these things can make our day-to-day lives so much more fulfilled.”

Mayor Dewhurst, a strong campaigner of mental health awareness, urged more residents to get involved by joining a group, chatting to a neighbour, volunteering or attending a local event.

“As well as delivering a range of leisure programs, the City partners with Act-Belong-Commit for a number of annual activities such as Fusion Festival and Little Scribblers, which all share the same message about being mentally healthy.

“The best thing about many of these activities is that they’re free, so there really are no barriers.”

For more details about Act-Belong-Commit, please visit www.actbelongcommit.org.au or visit the City’s website at www.gosnells.wa.gov.au for information about local programs and events.