Are They OK? A Free Suicide Prevention Presentation

The Mental Health Association Of Central Australia (MHACA) is offering workplaces and community groups a free 60 minute presentation designed to equip attendees with basic information on how to support others who may be thinking about suicide or are in crisis. Learn how to notice, how to have a conversation and what options there are

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Career Opportunity – Tenancy Support Worker

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

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April 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. Download the April Group Activities Calendar To participate in MHACA

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Career Opportunity – Quality Project Officer

The Quality Project Officer plays a key role in resourcing continuous quality improvement activities, including accreditation processes. The officer works with management, staff, service participants and other relevant stakeholders. The role is to identify, review and develop policies, procedures, and organisation level systems in line with the current direction of the organisation and the Quality

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March 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. Download the March Group Activities Calendar To participate in MHACA

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The Positive Influences of Music on Mental Health

“Music is a universal language for everyone, it helps relax people.” Brian Clyne MHACA recently funded a music project to increase the wellbeing of our participants, acknowledging the positive and powerful influence that music has on peoples mental wellbeing. ‘Kututu’ in Pitjantjatjara means heart, and the foundation for the Kututu Wattleseeds is based in mediation

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February 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. Download the February Group Activities Calendar To participate in MHACA

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January 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. Download the January Group Activities Calendar To participate in MHACA

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Towards A Mentally Healthier New Year

A new year provides the opportunity for a fresh approach however often New Year’s resolutions don’t work as people can set goals that are hard to achieve, and then feel bad about themselves if they don’t achieve them. Be kind to yourself in 2021. Any small steps you make towards a healthier lifestyle will help

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Provide feedback with the YES Survey

Have Your Say – Do the YES Survey!  Open December 1 – 18 The YES Survey is for MHACA participants to provide feedback that helps to improve services. It’s all about Your Experience of Service. The YES survey is voluntary and the information collected is anonymous. Come in on Wednesday or Thursday and collect a YES burger when

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MHACA participants had a great time at the Parrtjima Australia festival on the weekend, as part of the MHACA weekend group activities program.

A range of therapeutic activities are available at MHACA which are focused on educational pursuits, personal development, and increasing living skills for people experiencing mental illness. Find out more about the group activities at mhaca.org.au/supportandrecovery/groupactivities/
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MHACA participants had a great time at the Parrtjima Australia festival on the weekend, as part of the MHACA weekend group activities program.

A range of therapeutic activities are available at MHACA which are focused on educational pursuits, personal development, and increasing living skills for people experiencing mental illness. Find out more about the group activities at https://mhaca.org.au/supportandrecovery/groupactivities/

Have a good weekend from us here at MHACA! Make sure you take some time to do something that supports your wellbeing. ... See MoreSee Less

Have a good weekend from us here at MHACA! Make sure you take some time to do something that supports your wellbeing.

Suicide Prevention Australia is searching for the unsung heroes of the suicide prevention sector. If you know someone who is dedicated to excellence in suicide prevention, nominate them for a LiFE Award today. Nominations close on Sunday 18 April.
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Suicide Prevention Australia is searching for the unsung heroes of the suicide prevention sector. If you know someone who is dedicated to excellence in suicide prevention, nominate them for a LiFE Award today. Nominations close on Sunday 18 April.
http://ow.ly/1MeR50E7UHY

If you are a carer in Alice Springs come along to the next social gathering and lunch hosted by MHACA, Carers NT and Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia NT next Thursday 15 April at Watertank Cafe. RSVP's essential to info@mhaca.org.au ... See MoreSee Less

If you are a carer in Alice Springs come along to the next social gathering and lunch hosted by MHACA, Carers NT and Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia NT next Thursday 15 April at Watertank Cafe. RSVPs essential to info@mhaca.org.au

Check out the April edition of Mental Health Matters - MHACA's monthly E-newsletter - mailchi.mp/49030a760ca4/mental-health-matters-news-opportunities ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the April edition of Mental Health Matters - MHACAs monthly E-newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/49030a760ca4/mental-health-matters-news-opportunities

Kate Worden, Minister for Territory Families and Urban Housing and Minister for Disabilities, dropped by MHACA yesterday with Policy Advisor Martin Reilly to hear more about MHACA's Tenancy Support Program (TSP). The TSP is a person-centred, short term support program for people with mental health difficulties who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

In the last financial year TSP supported 48 clients, 72.5% of whom were new to the program. 56.3% of the participants who accessed the program in 2019/20 were Aboriginal. Of the 48 clients supported, 82.8% have a diagnosed mental illness and are currently receiving treatment from mental health services.

Minister Worden and Martin Reilly are pictured here with Christine Boocock, MHACA Programs Manager, Ruby Shoko, Tenancy Support Program Team Leader and Helen Lambert, Acting CEO.
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Kate Worden, Minister for Territory Families and Urban Housing and Minister for Disabilities, dropped by MHACA yesterday with Policy Advisor Martin Reilly to hear more about MHACAs Tenancy Support Program (TSP). The TSP is a person-centred, short term support program for people with mental health difficulties who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

In the last financial year TSP supported 48 clients, 72.5% of whom were new to the program. 56.3% of the participants who accessed the program in 2019/20 were Aboriginal. Of the 48 clients supported, 82.8% have a diagnosed mental illness and are currently receiving treatment from mental health services.

Minister Worden and Martin Reilly are pictured here with Christine Boocock, MHACA Programs Manager, Ruby Shoko, Tenancy Support Program Team Leader and Helen Lambert, Acting CEO.

It's on again this weekend! Ten Pin Bowling as part of the MHACA monthly group activities calendar. We hope you get to do something fun weekend this weekend too - prioritising time to do the things we enjoy is important for good mental health!

#mentalhealth #endthestigma
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Its on again this weekend! Ten Pin Bowling as part of the MHACA monthly group activities calendar.  We hope you get to do something fun weekend this weekend too - prioritising time to do the things we enjoy is important for good mental health!

#mentalhealth #endthestigma

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It has been great to have Consumer Consultant Sandy Watson visiting Alice Springs as part of the Promoting Peer Work in the NT Project facilitated by MHACA.

Sandy is from Sydney and was in the first group of Consumer Consultants employed in Australia. She has had roles including consumer advocate, consumer representative, consumer network co-ordinator; workshop writer and educator, as well as being a public speaker.

She shared her insights with MHACA participants and staff and also facilitated a Self-advocacy workshop for people with lived experience focusing on what self-advocacy is, what the foundations of self-advocacy are, and how self-advocacy ties in with human rights and self-directed recovery.

Promoting Peer Work in the NT is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services to create employment opportunities for peer workers in the Northern Territory.
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It has been great to have Consumer Consultant Sandy Watson visiting Alice Springs as part of the Promoting Peer Work in the NT Project facilitated by MHACA.

Sandy is from Sydney and was in the first group of Consumer Consultants employed in Australia. She has had roles including consumer advocate, consumer representative, consumer network co-ordinator;  workshop writer and educator, as well as being a public speaker. 

She shared her insights with MHACA participants and staff and also facilitated a Self-advocacy workshop for people with lived experience focusing on what self-advocacy is, what the foundations of self-advocacy are, and how self-advocacy ties in with human rights and self-directed recovery. 

Promoting Peer Work in the NT is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services to create employment opportunities for peer workers in the Northern Territory.