Mentally Healthy WA recognises 10-year partnership between Act-Belong-Commit and City of Wanneroo

The City of Wanneroo’s community development team leader Luke Middleton, Act-Belong-Commit’s Sarah Graham, Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and community development manager Katie Russell. Picture: Martin Kennealey   d484623
The City of Wanneroo’s community development team leader Luke Middleton, Act-Belong-Commit’s Sarah Graham, Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and community development manager Katie Russell. Picture: Martin Kennealey d484623

A DECADE long partnership that promotes mental health awareness in the northern suburbs has received recognition from Mentally Healthy WA.

The organisation gave the City of Wanneroo a 10-year partner award for its involvement with Act-Belong-Commit at a recent event celebrating the campaign’s 10th anniversary.

“The City actively promotes Act-Belong-Commit through programs and events, and provides resources to assist local community groups and organisations,” Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said.

“The Act-Belong-Commit campaign strongly aligns with the City’s Strategic Community Plan which supports creating opportunities that encourage community wellbeing and active healthy lifestyles.”

Annual community events and activities hosted by the City include festivals and gatherings in celebration of Naidoc Week, Reconciliation Week, Youth Week and Harmony Week.

Most recently, more than 8000 people attended the City’s annual Global Beats & Eats festival in Marangaroo.

The City also supported the Act-Belong-Commit message through its volunteer and youth programs, and recreation activities at Kingsway Indoor Stadium.

Other recipients included the cities of Rockingham, Mandurah and Gosnells as well as the WA Country Health Services in the Goldfields, Pilbara Great Southern and Wheatbelt.