Rosie Batty visits MHACA

We were very pleased to host Rosie Batty, domestic violence campaigner and the 2015 Australian of the Year, on Tuesday 8 November. Participants and staff were thrilled to hear Rosie speak and draw parallels with our own work to support victims of domestic violence. “Personal safety is vital to good mental health” according to our CEO Sabine Wedemeyer.  A person

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Beautiful exhibits from The Art of Our Healing

The Art of Our Healing was an exhibition by participants of the Mental Health Association of Central Australia to celebrate Mental Health Week from 9-15 October 2016. Mental Health Week is Australia’s way of raising community awareness about mental health and celebrates World Mental Health Day which falls on 10 October every year. It’s a chance

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Day to Day Living November 2016 Calendar Released!

MHACA offers a fantastic range of activities as part of our Day to Day Living program. Click on the calendar link below to see what’s on offer in November 2016. D2DL November 2016 Calendar Please contact us on 8950 4600 for further information, or if you would like to attend an activity.

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New Mental Health Tenancy Support Program

MHACA is excited to announce a new program with a focus on supporting participants to obtain and maintain secure housing. The program emphasises a client centred approach with an aim to deliver a holistic and tailored plan for the individual. Along with the new program we also welcome the two new Tenancy Support Workers who

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Media Release: The Art of Our Healing

There’s something more than just art and craft happening in the art groups on Thursdays at the Mental Health Association of Central Australia. For the past four months, participants of MHACA have sat together in the Drop in Centre on Lindsay Avenue creating art for an exhibition. Tender hands have lovingly crafted felt, papier mâché,

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Day to Day Living October 2016 Calendar Released!

MHACA offers a fantastic range of activities as part of our Day to Day Living program. Click on the calendar link below to see what’s on offer in October 2016. D2DL October 2016 Calendar Please contact us on 8950 4600 for further information, or if you would like to attend an activity.

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Olympic festivities at MHACA

Our Day to Day Living Program and Drop In Centre were buzzing through August with a special atmosphere celebrating personal achievement and cultural diversity, coinciding with the Olympic Games. We kicked off the festival with a pancake breakfast on the 5th August, where the MHACA Olympic torch was lit. Thanks to Mike our Training Co-ordinator

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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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RSVP now for a free film screening of My Year Of Living Mindfully 6pm Monday 30 November at the Alice Springs Cinema - mailchi.mp/b7978e8fa0b1/free-film-screening-my-year-of-living-mindfully ... See MoreSee Less

RSVP now for a free film screening of My Year Of Living Mindfully 6pm Monday 30 November at the Alice Springs Cinema - https://mailchi.mp/b7978e8fa0b1/free-film-screening-my-year-of-living-mindfully

The MHACA AGM is on Tuesday 24 of November 2020 at 4:30pm. Sign up to be a member of MHACA at mhaca.org.au/mhaca-membership/ and contact the MHACA office on 89504600 for Board Nomination Forms. Please RSVP by emailing info@mhaca.org.au or call 89504600. ... See MoreSee Less

The MHACA AGM is on Tuesday 24 of November 2020 at 4:30pm. Sign up to be a member of MHACA at https://mhaca.org.au/mhaca-membership/ and contact the MHACA office on 89504600 for Board Nomination Forms. Please RSVP by emailing info@mhaca.org.au or call 89504600.

MHACA is facilitating a free professional development workshop that has been designed to assist respite/support workers and service providers to support people with a disability to increase their understanding of sexuality, sexual health and relationships.

RSVP at events.humanitix.com/sexualityanddisability
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MHACA is facilitating a free professional development workshop that has been designed to assist respite/support workers and service providers to support people with a disability to increase their understanding of sexuality, sexual health and relationships.

RSVP at https://events.humanitix.com/sexualityanddisability

MHACA had a great day at the NAIDOC Community Day on Friday! Lots of people dropped by the stall, received information about mental health, and participated in our short survey on barriers to seeking help for mental health challenges. MHACA participants enjoyed the event also. Well done to all organisations and community members who supported NAIDOC week activities in Alice Springs.

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MHACA had a great day at the NAIDOC Community Day on Friday! Lots of people dropped by the stall, received information about mental health, and participated in our short survey on barriers to seeking help for mental health challenges. MHACA participants enjoyed the event also. Well done to all organisations and community members who supported NAIDOC week activities in Alice Springs.

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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. This animation is in the Warlpiri language.

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.
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This FREE workshop supports adults (18+) with a cognitive disability or people on the autism spectrum to have greater understanding of sexuality and relationships. More information and RSVP link at mhaca.org.au/event/lets-talk-about-sexuality/ ... See MoreSee Less

This FREE workshop supports adults (18+) with a cognitive disability or people on the autism spectrum to have greater understanding of sexuality and relationships. More information and RSVP link at https://mhaca.org.au/event/lets-talk-about-sexuality/