Building Healthy Communities

Mental Health Week is a national event each year in October that aims to shine a spotlight on mental health in our communities. Mental Health Week provides an opportunity to increase mental health literacy, inform community members of the support services available and share ideas on what people can do in their lives to support

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

More than 120 people attended ‘Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe’, the World Suicide Prevention Day event in Alice Springs on September 10. MHACA, in partnership with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, National indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), Drug and Alcohol Services Australia (DASA), and Tangentyere Men’s Family Safety Group hosted the community event to highlight

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October 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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Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe

Central Australian community members are encouraged to continue ‘Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe’ as part of World Suicide Prevention Day, Thursday 10th September 2020. The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA), in partnership with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress), National indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), Drug and Alcohol Services Australia (DASA), and Tangentyere

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September 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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August 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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Collaborative Living on Arrernte Country

The Mental Health Association of Central Australia is pleased to announce the beginning of a new intensive support and housing program CLOAC – Collaborative Living on Arrernte Country. The pilot program is targeted to assist people with mental health difficulties who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Alice Springs. The program will start

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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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Movember Australia starts in a few days, with a focus on men's mental health, suicide prevention and prostate and testicular cancer. Check out this great video from Movember New Zealand!

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Check out MHACA's Latest Mental Health News and Upcoming Opportunities - mailchi.mp/05266815abbf/mental-health-news-and-opportunities ... See MoreSee Less

Check out MHACAs Latest Mental Health News and Upcoming Opportunities - https://mailchi.mp/05266815abbf/mental-health-news-and-opportunities

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This audigram is from Stress Less in the Park, a feature event of Mental Health Week that provides a community focus on mental health and wellbeing. The event aims to break down stigma in the community around mental health conditions, raise awareness about local service options and provide educational information for consumers and carers.

The event is in its’ seventh year. 19 service providers were present and more than 350 people attended. The event included a Welcome to Country, musical performances, kids activities, and refreshments.
The event was organised by the Mental Health Association of Central Australia, with the support of a local committee, and implemented a COVID Safety Plan.

A special thankyou to the Northern Territory PHN for your support of this event, and the Alice Springs Town Council.

This audogram was produced by 8CCC.
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Thankyou to 8CCC Community Radio 102.1fm - Alice Springs & Tennant Creek for producing the audiogram

A special thankyou to the Northern Territory PHN for your support of this event, and the Alice Springs Town Council

Well done MHACA!!

Tonight on the SANE Australia Friends, Family and Carers Forum the focus is on talking about carers and their rights.

Join the conversation at mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Online-Event-Our-rights-as-mental-health-carers-with-Menta...

Mental Health Carers NSW will lead the discussion, will break down some of the jargon and share helpful strategies and resources to help you identify and understand your rights as carers.
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Tonight on the SANE Australia Friends, Family and Carers Forum the focus is on talking about carers and their rights.

Join the conversation at https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Online-Event-Our-rights-as-mental-health-carers-with-Mental/m-p/948576

Mental Health Carers NSW will lead the discussion, will break down some of the jargon and share helpful strategies and resources to help you identify and understand your rights as carers.

Community members came together in Alice Springs on September 10th at the World Suicide Prevention Day event to remember those who have died by suicide, acknowledge those who have lost loved ones and to hear about the work that is being done to keep people safe in the Central Australian Region.

Thankyou to 8CCC Community Radio 102.1fm - Alice Springs & Tennant Creek for producing this short audiogram, and event partners Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, Alice Springs Town Council, Tangentyere Men's Family Safety Group, Central Australia Life Promotion Network, DASA Alice Springs, and National Australians Indigenous Agency

If you or someone you know needs help use phone and online Services
Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 www.beyondblue.org.au
Available 24 hours a day
In an emergency or high-risk situation call 000
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MHACA had a great day at the Suns Out Heads Out event today organised by headspace Alice Springs with a focus on youth mental health. Lots of school students attended, and we hade a visit from Cheeky Dog from the Oral Health Service Central Australia.. ... See MoreSee Less

MHACA had a great day at the Suns Out Heads Out event today organised by headspace Alice Springs with a focus on youth mental health. Lots of school students attended, and we hade a visit from Cheeky Dog from the Oral Health Service Central Australia..

Come down for a special day of celebrating children on Sunday 25 October. There will be 25 stalls with different organisations from around town hosting FREE fun, interactive games and activities for children and families.

The 2020 theme of Children’s Week is based on Article 15 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: ‘Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.'

Find out more information about local initiatives that support children at the Child Friendly Alice stall at the North end of the Todd Mall as part of the 25th October Market day.
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Come down for a special day of celebrating children on Sunday 25 October. There will be 25 stalls with different organisations from around town hosting FREE fun, interactive games and activities for children and families. 

The 2020 theme of Children’s Week is based on Article 15 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: ‘Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

Find out more information about local initiatives that support children at the Child Friendly Alice stall at the North end of the Todd Mall as part of the 25th October Market day.

Tomorrow is headspace day, a time for young people to focus on taking small steps for their mental health. We are lucky that we have headspace Alice Springs in our region to support young people and their mental health.

Tune into headspace's group chat Wednesday October 21st @ 5.30pm NT Time bit.ly/2EGIb7uTomorrow is headspace day, a time for young people to focus on taking small steps for their mental health.

Taking small steps, like making time each day to do things you love, can make a positive difference to your mental health.

Tune into headspace's group chat to find out how you can start taking small steps for your mental health.

Wednesday October 21st @ 7pm AEDT bit.ly/2EGIb7u
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Tomorrow is headspace day, a time for young people to focus on taking small steps for their mental health. We are lucky that we have headspace Alice Springs in our region to support young people and their mental health.

Tune into headspaces group chat Wednesday October 21st @ 5.30pm NT Time  bit.ly/2EGIb7u

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