Tenancy Support Worker

MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community. In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Tenancy Support Program is responsible for the delivery of client-centred case management for individuals and families, with a focus on achieving sustainable tenancies. This service is specifically tailored to

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July Group Activities Calendar

The MHACA Group Activities program is a community based program which aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness by offering structured and socially based activities. Group activities also provide an opportunity for participants to develop personally and professionally as Peers. Currently all MHACA programs, including the Day Program, remain open

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Schizophrenia Awareness Week 17-24 May

Schizophrenia is a common mental health condition which affects the way people think, feel and behave. Up to one in a 100 people experience schizophrenia worldwide, and it often develops between the late teenage years until the early 30’s but can occur at any time. There is a lot of stigma associated with schizophrenia which

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MHACA Services During COVID-19

The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) is providing an essential service to people who have severe and complex mental health issues and will continue to support our participants through this difficult time. At this stage all our programs, including the Day Program, remain open with increased hygiene and physical distancing measures in place.

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Mental Health Support During COVID-19

If you are feeling anxious or distressed, or are concerned about the mental health of someone else, MHACA can assist you to find the support you need in the local community and beyond. Phone 89504600 between 8am-4pm. Outside of these hours please use phone and online services that are available 24 hours a day. Lifeline

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Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

In recent weeks the global response to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has escalated, making many people feel anxious and stressed. The Mental Health Association of Central Australia offers the following tips to help reduce anxiety during this time: Source information from credible sources Get information from official sources to avoid misinformation. For NT updates

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New MHACA resources encourage help seeking

The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) has developed new printed resources to encourage people to seek help early for mental health challenges or suicidal thoughts. 1 in 5 Australians are experiencing mental ill health each year and recent figures (2017-2018 Australian Bureau Statistics) show that 1 in 8 Australians are currently experiencing high

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Supporting Communities in Responding to Suicide Being Used as a Threat

A resource tackling the issue of people using suicide as a threat has been redeveloped to assist Northern Territory community members and service providers to respond to this difficult issue. ‘’The Little Red Threat Book’’, originally published in 2007, has been revised and further developed by the Central Australian Life Promotion Network (LPN) with input

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Productivity Commission Draft Report Into Mental Health

Public comment closed this week to the Australian Productivity Commission Draft Report Into Mental Health. MHACA was broadly supportive of the draft report, however highlighted some key concerns in our submission: The draft report does not consider in depth the very key role of the community managed mental health support sector in assisting people with mental health

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Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health Draft Report Release

The Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health Draft Report was released 31st October. The Productivity Commission estimated that mental illness costs Australia $180 billion annually. It noted that the rate of mental health presentations at emergency departments has risen by about 70 per cent over the past 15 years. The draft report has “documented long-standing

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Tenancy Support Worker - Applications close 4pm Tuesday 14th July

MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community.

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Tenancy Support Program is responsible for the delivery of client-centred case management for individuals and families, with a focus on achieving sustainable tenancies.

This service is specifically tailored to those living with significant mental health issues, who are eligible for public housing in terms of income but are not eligible for other available tenancy support services to help sustain their tenancy or gain new accommodation.

The Tenancy Support Worker works closely with their immediate team, the Pathways to Recovery staff and the Programs Manager to implement the Tenancy Support Program and assist program participants to obtain and maintain tenancies with MHACA, Department of Housing, private rental or other housing providers.

For a full job description and how to apply please go to mhaca.org.au/tenancy-support-worker/
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Tenancy Support Worker - Applications close 4pm Tuesday 14th July

MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community.

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Tenancy Support Program is responsible for the delivery of client-centred case management for individuals and families, with a focus on achieving sustainable tenancies.

This service is specifically tailored to those living with significant mental health issues, who are eligible for public housing in terms of income but are not eligible for other available tenancy support services to help sustain their tenancy or gain new accommodation.

The Tenancy Support Worker works closely with their immediate team, the Pathways to Recovery staff and the Programs Manager to implement the Tenancy Support Program and assist program participants to obtain and maintain tenancies with MHACA, Department of Housing, private rental or other housing providers.

For a full job description and how to apply please go to https://mhaca.org.au/tenancy-support-worker/

Wednesday's is Bingo at MHACA! Amanda and Nola joined in the fun. To find out more about the weekly activities at MHACA go to mhaca.org.au/support-and-recovery/group-activities-and-programs/

Participants with and without NDIS plans are welcome. Email info@mhaca.org.au to register your interest.
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Wednesdays is Bingo at MHACA! Amanda and Nola joined in the fun. To  find out more about the weekly activities at MHACA go to https://mhaca.org.au/support-and-recovery/group-activities-and-programs/

Participants with and without NDIS plans are welcome. Email info@mhaca.org.au to register your interest.

"Life's Highway" is part of the ‘Men Can Get Support’ project. This project is founded and created by the Tangentyere Men’s Family Safety Group (TMFSG) which is made up of the senior men from the Town Camps.

The project is intended to address the stigma and discrimination around gender norms that enforce men’s reluctance to get emotional support and an existing group of Aboriginal men will support community understanding and responses to vulnerable men who need help.

Check out the video:
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Lifeline have partnered with ABC Australia to provide a focus on "Your Mental Health" this week. Find tips for taking care of your mental health at: ab.co/2C6FSsV

Here the ABC’s Mood Elevation Technician* Sammy J has some tips on gratitude…

*We can neither confirm nor deny if this is an official title.

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MHACA participants and staff dropped by Bunnings Warehouse Australia to thank the Bunnings team in person for their recent generous donation. Pictured here is Sally and Amber from Bunnings, and Juan, Helen, Locky and Ricci from MHACA.

MHACA was nominated as one of the 60 not for profit organisations and charities across Australia to receive donations as a way that Bunnings could continue to support local communities as a result of their community fundraising BBQ's being unable to operate due to COVID-19.
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MHACA participants and staff dropped by Bunnings Warehouse Australia to thank the Bunnings team in person for their recent generous donation. Pictured here is Sally and Amber from Bunnings, and Juan, Helen, Locky and Ricci from MHACA.

MHACA was nominated as one of the 60 not for profit organisations and charities across Australia to receive donations as a way that Bunnings could continue to support local communities as a result of their community fundraising BBQs being unable to operate due to COVID-19.

Tenancy Support Worker

MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community.

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Tenancy Support Program is responsible for the delivery of client-centred case management for individuals and families, with a focus on achieving sustainable tenancies.

This service is specifically tailored to those living with significant mental health issues, who are eligible for public housing in terms of income but are not eligible for other available tenancy support services to help sustain their tenancy or gain new accommodation.

The Tenancy Support Worker works closely with their immediate team, the Pathways to Recovery staff and the Programs Manager to implement the Tenancy Support Program and assist program participants to obtain and maintain tenancies with MHACA, Department of Housing, private rental or other housing providers.

For a full job description and how to apply please go to mhaca.org.au/tenancy-support-worker/
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Tenancy Support Worker

MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community.

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Tenancy Support Program is responsible for the delivery of client-centred case management for individuals and families, with a focus on achieving sustainable tenancies.

This service is specifically tailored to those living with significant mental health issues, who are eligible for public housing in terms of income but are not eligible for other available tenancy support services to help sustain their tenancy or gain new accommodation.

The Tenancy Support Worker works closely with their immediate team, the Pathways to Recovery staff and the Programs Manager to implement the Tenancy Support Program and assist program participants to obtain and maintain tenancies with MHACA, Department of Housing, private rental or other housing providers.

For a full job description and how to apply please go to https://mhaca.org.au/tenancy-support-worker/

Comfort in chaos: Looking after yourself in challenging times
6.30 - 8pm NT time // Tuesday 30th June
SANE Australia's Lived Experience Topic Tuesday event.

Forum participants will have the opportunity to connect with each other, focusing on strategies to help keep their personal-worlds positive and safe during this tricky time. Connect at:
mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Comfort-in-chaos-Looking-after-yourself-and-...
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Comfort in chaos: Looking after yourself in challenging times 
6.30 - 8pm NT time // Tuesday 30th June   
SANE Australias Lived Experience Topic Tuesday event.

Forum participants will have the opportunity to connect with each other, focusing on strategies to help keep their personal-worlds positive and safe during this tricky time. Connect at: 
https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Comfort-in-chaos-Looking-after-yourself-and-others/td-p/885881

SANE Australia's - You are Not Alone - is a new resource for people caring for a person who has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide. You are not alone was made with the help of people who have been carers and know how tough it is. Find out more at:
www.sane.org/you-are-not-alone
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SANE Australias - You are Not Alone -  is a new resource for people caring for a person who has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide. You are not alone was made with the help of people who have been carers and know how tough it is. Find out more at:
https://www.sane.org/you-are-not-alone

It was great to have MATES in Construction QLD & NT visiting Alice Springs this week. Matt Hull, who is the MATES NT Case Manager and Field Officer, dropped by MHACA, pictured here with Suicide Prevention Project Officer Laurencia Grant.

MATES is a charity established in 2008 to reduce the
high level of suicide among Australian construction workers. MATES provides suicide prevention through community development programs on sites, and by supporting workers in need through case management and a 24/7 help line. Find more information at mates.org.au/

#endthestigma #suicideprevention
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It was great to have MATES in Construction QLD & NT visiting Alice Springs this week. Matt Hull, who is the MATES NT Case Manager and Field Officer, dropped by MHACA, pictured here with Suicide Prevention Project Officer Laurencia Grant.

MATES is a charity established in 2008 to reduce the
high level of suicide among Australian construction workers. MATES provides suicide prevention through community development programs on sites, and by supporting workers in need through case management and a 24/7 help line. Find more information at https://mates.org.au/

#endthestigma #suicideprevention