MHACA – a Finalist in the 2016 Telstra Business Awards

MHACA are thrilled to have been nominated and recognised as a finalist in the Inaugural Charity Category of the Telstra Business Awards. Entering its 24th year, the Telstra Business awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of the small and medium business sector. In 2016, a new category for Charities has been added to recognise the

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MHACA is now Open for Business

We’re pleased to announce that our Day to Day Living activities and the Drop In Centre will resume normal opening hours – 8:30am to 3:00pm – from Monday 25 July. Please continue to use the rear entrance to the building while the front half of our building undergoes repairs over the next 8 to 10

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MHACA staff complete Certificate IV in Mental Health

Congratulations to our staff – Sharon Harris, Shannon Toombs, Samantha Alampi, Be Ward, Daniel Tavai and Mike Cassidy – for successfully completing Certificate IV in Mental Health at Charles Darwin University. At MHACA we are committed to excellence and proudly support staff and participants to achieve their goals and aspirations. Pictured below are Ashesh Patel

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Changed services at MHACA due to Storm Damage

Our premises have suffered damage from the storms that hit Alice Springs on Friday 17th June 2016. MHACA continues to offer limited services as a result. From Wednesday 29th June MHACA will open its Day to Day Living activities and Drop In Centre at its premises from 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday. Our Support

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MHACA delivers a Suicide Story Workshop in Tennant Creek

Suicide Story was delivered in Tennant Creek earlier this year. A record number of people completed the program, with 24 people receiving certificates of attainment. Everyone who participated in this workshop found it to be worthwhile. According to Tennant Creek based Facilitator Valda Shannon ‘It really lit my fire being at this workshop among my

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International Women’s Day – Tuesday 8 March

MHACA attended a fantastic International Women’s Fair Day event on the Alice Springs Hospital Lawns on Tuesday 8 March. An initiative of Tangentyere Council and the Alice Springs Women’s Shelter for International Women’s Day, the fair celebrated the talents and hard work of women from Alice Springs and town camp communities. The MHACA stall asked

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NT Police learn about MHACA’s Suicide Bereavement Service during February and March 2016

Around 55 Northern Territory Police Officers attended mandatory information sessions about MHACA’s StandBy Response service over a period of five weeks in Alice Springs recently. Sessions were supported by MHACA staff talking about mental health first aid, StandBy Response team members sharing their experiences and Headspace School Support providing additional information about their role in

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Whilst MHACA will be closed Monday as it is a public holiday, this is a reminder that the lived experience and carer's online forums are available and moderated at all times at mhaca.saneforums.org ... See MoreSee Less

Whilst MHACA will be closed Monday as it is a public holiday, this is a reminder that the lived experience and carers online forums are available and moderated at all times at https://mhaca.saneforums.org

NDIS SUPPORT COORDINATOR

MHACA’s Support Coordination Team assists NDIS participants with mental health difficulties and a permanent and significant disability to access quality formal and informal support services in their community. The Support Coordinator will have responsibility for establishing and maintaining a positive collaborative relationship with the participant. They have responsibility for ensuring the participant is linked to the services and supports that will allow them to achieve the goals articulated in their NDIS Plan. The Support Coordinator will actively be involved in the development, implementation, monitoring, review and reporting of participants programs with key stakeholders.

Participants are supported and encouraged to have control and choice over how, when and where those supports are provided. Support Coordinators are employed to facilitate this process and help participants and their families seek opportunities to build capacity to enable them to reach greater levels of independence and improved quality of life.

To find the position description and selection criteria go to mhaca.org.au/ndis-support-coordinator/
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NDIS SUPPORT COORDINATOR

MHACA’s Support Coordination Team assists NDIS participants with mental health difficulties and a permanent and significant disability to access quality formal and informal support services in their community. The Support Coordinator will have responsibility for establishing and maintaining a positive collaborative relationship with the participant. They have responsibility for ensuring the participant is linked to the services and supports that will allow them to achieve the goals articulated in their NDIS Plan. The Support Coordinator will actively be involved in the development, implementation, monitoring, review and reporting of participants programs with key stakeholders.

Participants are supported and encouraged to have control and choice over how, when and where those supports are provided. Support Coordinators are employed to facilitate this process and help participants and their families seek opportunities to build capacity to enable them to reach greater levels of independence and improved quality of life.

To find the position description and selection criteria go to https://mhaca.org.au/ndis-support-coordinator/

The “Feeling Sad Or Worried?” animation has been developed by MHACA and encourages community members to reach out if they are experiencing mental health difficulties. It provides contacts for organisations that can provide support in the Arrernte language.

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 or very high levels of psychological distress. It is estimated up to two thirds of people with a mental health disorder do not seek help from professionals.

There are often a number of barriers preventing people with mental health difficulties in seeking help. Many people don’t seek help until a crisis point is reached which impacts on the ability for the person to recover quickly and puts pressure on emergency services.

The key message is to reach out if your are feeling down, sad or worried as a number of supports are available.

The animation was produced by ITALK Studios in the Arrernte language.
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Today is the launch of Reimagine today Stage 2, a project which provides support to people living with mental health conditions with the NDIS. MHACA is proud to have worked on the project, on behalf of the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition. This stage includes:
* A new look website, updated in line with community needs
* new resources co-designed with people from diverse communities
* A reimagine.today app – a spot for people to store information about themselves and keep track of their NDIS access journey, and appointments, etc.
* Skill building resources for people living with mental health conditions
* A Self-Care Hub

Have a look at the new resources at www.reimagine.today

Here is a video that MHACA helped produce:
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Congratulations man! You have done a fantastic job with this - the big screen next! 👍🏾

Brilliant job brother! 👏

MHACA is hiring! Finance and Administration Team Leader.

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Finance and Administration Team Leader is a key role responsible for supporting the effective functioning of the organisation through the design and delivery of key organisational systems including, finance, human resources, administration, resource management including our vehicle fleet, policy and procedure, quality and safety, and governance support.

The Finance and Administration Team Leader will work under the direction of the Corporate Services Manager to further the objectives of the Association in line with the approved MHACA Strategic Plan. This role also will assist the organisation to manage key tasks, accounts, systems and processes associated with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Responsibilities include managing the office administration; including human resource support to the Association, manage and coordinate a small administrative team and supervise external contracted services; involvement in financial management; ensuring an efficient, effective and safe workplace for all employees. The role will also assist in, and provide advice on, activities designed to meet the business and organisational transitional needs relating to NDIS and be a key contact.

Applications due 12th June.

For a full job description please got to mhaca.org.au/finance-and-administration-team-leader/
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MHACA is hiring! Finance and Administration Team Leader.

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Finance and Administration Team Leader is a key role responsible for supporting the effective functioning of the organisation through the design and delivery of key organisational systems including, finance, human resources, administration, resource management including our vehicle fleet, policy and procedure, quality and safety, and governance support.

The Finance and Administration Team Leader will work under the direction of the Corporate Services Manager to further the objectives of the Association in line with the approved MHACA Strategic Plan.  This role also will assist the organisation to manage key tasks, accounts, systems and processes associated with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Responsibilities include managing the office administration; including human resource support to the Association, manage and coordinate a small administrative team and supervise external contracted services; involvement in financial management; ensuring an efficient, effective and safe workplace for all employees.  The role will also assist in, and provide advice on, activities designed to meet the business and organisational transitional needs relating to NDIS and be a key contact.

Applications due 12th June.

For a full job description please got to https://mhaca.org.au/finance-and-administration-team-leader/

Tonight's SANE Australia's Topic Tuesday is a live mindfulness session with a SANE counsellor. Join the group at 6.30pm NT Time, Tuesday 26 May, at mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Join-us-for-our-online-mindfulness-group-Tues-26th-May-7-8...

Mindfulness practice helps people connect to what is happening in the moment. This reduces stress, making people feel calmer and allowing them to think more clearly🧘. Taking a few minutes out of your day to focus on your thoughts and surroundings can have really positive effects on your mental wellbeing.

If you’ve never tried meditation before, or you’d like to continue practicing, everyone is welcome!
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Tonights SANE Australias Topic Tuesday is a live mindfulness session with a SANE counsellor. Join the group at 6.30pm NT Time, Tuesday 26 May, at https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Join-us-for-our-online-mindfulness-group-Tues-26th-May-7-8-30pm/m-p/866215

Mindfulness practice helps people connect to what is happening in the moment. This reduces stress, making people feel calmer and allowing them to think more clearly🧘. Taking a few minutes out of your day to focus on your thoughts and surroundings can have really positive effects on your mental wellbeing.

If you’ve never tried meditation before, or you’d like to continue practicing, everyone is welcome!