Peer Project Worker

MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community. MHACA is currently seeking a Peer Project Worker. The Promoting Peer Work in the NT Project is funded by the Australian Government Boosting the Local Care Workforce Program. It aims to provide opportunities for people

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MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community. We strive to make a difference in the lives of people with a mental illness by supporting participant-driven mental health recovery and assisting communities and organisations to actively improve their mental health and well-being. Our

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Check out the latest MHACA news, upcoming events and training opportunities - mailchi.mp/5f1723b886c1/mhaca-news-and-upcoming-training ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the latest MHACA news, upcoming events and training opportunities - https://mailchi.mp/5f1723b886c1/mhaca-news-and-upcoming-training

It's been a big start to 2020, with the east coast bushfire crisis affecting many people across Australia. @ [51678172580:274:SANE Australia]'s Topic Tuesday Lived Experience Forum will be discussing the bushfire crisis and will be exploring strategies to address the longer term impact these kinds of traumatic events can have.

Join in 5.30pm NT time on Tuesday 28th January at:

mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Your-mental-health-and-the-recent-bushfires-...
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Its been a big start to 2020, with the east coast bushfire crisis affecting many people across Australia. @ [51678172580:274:SANE Australia]s Topic Tuesday Lived Experience Forum will be discussing the bushfire crisis and will be exploring strategies to address the longer term impact these kinds of traumatic events can have.

Join in 5.30pm NT time on Tuesday 28th January at:

https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Your-mental-health-and-the-recent-bushfires-Tues/m-p/805088

Thanks to the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program - RAMHP and Kaiden for sharing his story. Despite having a good job and good people around him Kaiden felt like he was walking around 'like an empty shell'.

Kaiden sought help and now states; "The life that I thought was a burden, is now my greatest gift."

People sharing their experiences of mental health challenges is integral to breaking down the stigma associated with ill mental health.

#endthestigma

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Did you know more than 690,000 Australians aged 18+ live with complex mental health issues? Our friends at SANE Australia and Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences want to find out if and how these issues impact the way others treat you. You can find out more & complete the survey online www.ourturntospeak.com.au or call 1800 998 983

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Did you know more than 690,000 Australians aged 18+ live with complex mental health issues? Our friends at SANE Australia and Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences want to find out if and how these issues impact the way others treat you. You can find out more & complete the survey online www.ourturntospeak.com.au or call 1800 998 983 

#OurTurntoSpeak #survey

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Thanks for sharing ❤️

The Blue Tree Project is encouraging discussions about mental health across Australia. Find out more on the website www.bluetreeproject.com.au/

#endthestigma🔵BLUE TREE NEAR ULURU🔵

The Blue Tree Project is encouraging people around the country to paint old trees with blue, with the hope of starting conversations around mental health and encouraging people to speak up when they are doing it tough.

At the remote Curtin Springs roadhouse, about 100km from Uluru, the Severin family have given new life to an old gum tree.

Lyndee Severin said with much of the country suffering through bushfires and drought, it was a critical time to talk about mental health.

“There’s going to be a lot of people over the next decade who find it tough rebuilding their lives, so it’s important to be able to say, ‘well I’m not doing okay’,” she said.

“Any of these little tools that allow us to have the discussion are helpful, so let’s just start the conversation and acknowledge that [mental health] is something that will touch a lot of our lives.”

A few days after the tree was painted blue, a huge red dust storm hit the property.

Where have you spotted a blue tree?

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The Blue Tree Project is encouraging discussions about mental health across Australia. Find out more on the website  https://www.bluetreeproject.com.au/

#endthestigma

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“There’s so much information out there about living
a healthy lifestyle. But just make a start. It can be as
simple as aiming to eat one piece of fruit each day.”
Sharon, Adelaide

People living with a serious mental illness (for example
schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or severe depression)
are more likely to have:
• weight problems
• high blood pressure
• heart problems
• problems with teeth and gums
• drug and alcohol issues
• other long-term health conditions, such as diabetes
and asthma.

Changing just one thing can start to improve your
physical health. Try to:
• replace sugary drinks with plain water
• walk when you might normally drive or catch public
transport
• join a quit smoking program
• eat regular meals
• make use of the time when you feel good to cook
meals.

From the factsheet:
www.yourhealthinmind.org/getmedia/10e892b8-621c-4926-94fc-32047ac68f12/Physical-health-YHIM.pdf.a...

More information at www.equallywell.org.au/resources/help-yourself/
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“There’s so much information out there about living
a healthy lifestyle. But just make a start. It can be as
simple as aiming to eat one piece of fruit each day.”
Sharon, Adelaide

People living with a serious mental illness (for example
schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or severe depression)
are more likely to have:
• weight problems
• high blood pressure
• heart problems
• problems with teeth and gums
• drug and alcohol issues
• other long-term health conditions, such as diabetes
and asthma.

Changing just one thing can start to improve your
physical health. Try to:
• replace sugary drinks with plain water
• walk when you might normally drive or catch public
transport
• join a quit smoking program
• eat regular meals
• make use of the time when you feel good to cook
meals.

From the factsheet:
https://www.yourhealthinmind.org/getmedia/10e892b8-621c-4926-94fc-32047ac68f12/Physical-health-YHIM.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf

More information at https://www.equallywell.org.au/resources/help-yourself/

The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan seeks to establish a national approach for collaborative government effort from 2017 to 2022 across eight targeted priority areas:

1. Achieving integrated regional planning and service delivery.
2. Effective suicide prevention.
3. Coordinated treatment and supports for people with severe and complex mental illness.
4. Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and suicide prevention.
5. Improving the physical health of people living with mental illness and reducing early mortality.
6. Reducing stigma and discrimination.
7. Making safety and quality central to mental health service delivery.
8. Ensuring that the enablers of effective system performance and system improvement are in place.

MHACA is working in most of these priority areas. If you are interested in reading more about this plan find it at:

apo.org.au/sites/default/files/resource-files/2017/10/apo-nid114356-1220416.pdf
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The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan seeks to establish a national approach for collaborative government effort from 2017 to 2022 across eight targeted priority areas:

1. Achieving integrated regional planning and service delivery.
2. Effective suicide prevention.
3. Coordinated treatment and supports for people with severe and complex mental illness.
4. Improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and suicide prevention.
5. Improving the physical health of people living with mental illness and reducing early mortality.
6. Reducing stigma and discrimination.
7. Making safety and quality central to mental health service delivery.
8. Ensuring that the enablers of effective system performance and system improvement are in place.

MHACA is working in most of these priority areas. If you are interested in reading more about this plan find it at:

https://apo.org.au/sites/default/files/resource-files/2017/10/apo-nid114356-1220416.pdf