Community Awareness Raising

Our promotion activities are aimed at fostering mental wellness, preventing suicide, tackling stigma and demystifying mental health in the community, creating a positive community and environment for everyone.

Mental health promotion activities undertaken by MHACA aim to create supportive social environments. We do this by:

  • raising awareness
  • addressing stigma
  • increasing mental health literacy
  • promoting mentally healthy behaviours, and
  • providing opportunities for people to come together to support each other and share ideas about what works for maintaining good mental health

We undertake a range of activities which fit under the banner of mental health promotion. They include:

Awareness Campaigns

There are several national and international key dates which aim to draw attention and raise awareness about mental health and mental illness. These include Mental Health month (October) Schizophrenia Awareness Day, RUOK Day, and World Suicide Prevention Day.

MHACA participates in many of these campaigns and in partnership with other local agencies run activities and events on these and other significant days in the community and health calendar.

Events

You may often find us behind a stall at local events such as the Todd Mall Markets and the annual Alice Springs Show, giving out information about mental health, MHACA and our programs.

We also conduct specific events to coincide with special occasions that partner organisations undertake to strengthen and deliver our message around mental wellness.

Training

Learn more about our mental health awareness training programs.