MHACA 2019 Training Calendar Mental Illness affects 1 in 5 Australians. To raise awareness and reduce stigma associated with mental illness, MHACA delivers a range of courses throughout the year and if a standard program doesn’t meet your needs, we work with organisations to develop a program of training and development in mental health awareness
Attend a 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) Course This course teaches first aid skills for adult members of the public to give initial help to adults experiencing mental health problems, in a mental health crisis situation, or in the early stages of a mental illness. Please see flyer and registration form attached for
Please see attached posters for upcoming events for Mental Health Week. MHW 2018 poster – community events new SLIP Launch of Suicide Prevention Strategy
Join us to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day on the Alice Springs Town Council Lawns. Wednesday 12th September 2018 11 am – 1 pm Alice Springs Town Council Lawns Download Flyer
MHACA celebrated international women’s day (March 8th) with a morning tea joined by the minister for health, Natasha Kate Fyles and the MHACA committee board Chairperson Stephen Marshall, along with many valued participants. International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by
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MHACA would like to invite our participants and friends to join us for the unveiling of a new painting by artists from Akeyulerre which was commissioned by MHACA for Mental Health Week 2016. We are excited to share the results of this wonderful partnership. The painting, titled ‘Watchful Eyes’, is about watching over people with mental health
The AGM of the Mental Health Association of Central Australia will be held on Wednesday the 2nd of November at 4.30pm, at 14 Lindsay Avenue, Alice Springs. All members, participants, carers and interested members of the public are invited to attend. Please ensure your membership is renewed prior to the AGM. Light refreshments will be provided. Please
The Art of Our Healing is an exhibition of artwork created by participants of the Mental Health Association of Central Australia. It is on display at The Residency (corner Parsons and Hartley Streets, Alice Springs) from Monday 10 to Sunday 23 October 2016. Join us on Monday 10th October from 10am to 12 noon for
‘Stress Less in the Park’ is a community event celebrating Mental Health Week on the Alice Springs Hospital Lawns (opposite the Royal Flying Doctors Service) on Friday 14 October from 9am-12pm. Now in its third year ‘Stress Less in the Park’ is set to become a regular feature in the Alice Springs event calendar. It’s
CONNECT COMMUNICATE CARE The Mental Health Association of Central Australia, headspace, Mental Illness Fellowship Australia (NT), Mental Health Central Australia Health Service, Lifeline Central Australia and NPY Women’s Council with support from the Alice Springs Town Council, are holding a public event to raise awareness of suicide, one of the world’s largest public health problems.
On Thursday 8 September, MHACA will be hosting a morning tea to inspire use of that simple but important question “are you ok?” MHACA supports the message that R U OK?, a not for profit organisation promotes. Their vision for a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide is an important message
As part of the Larapinta Trek challenge, you will stand on ancient escarpments and gaze out upon the ochre-coloured landscapes of Central Australia. You will follow Aboriginal Dreaming tracks and trek beside one of the world’s oldest river systems. By day, you will experience the diversity of desert habitats and learn the unique history of
Black Dog Ride has opened registrations for their 2016 epic week long motorcycle ride from Alice Springs to Darwin.
Opportunities for the Community Mental Health Sector in the NT
The purpose of this forum is to: • provide basic skills in support for people and communities bereaved by suicide • further develop the capacity of the community to respond to suicide through coordinated care • provide a comprehensive understanding of the Standby response model • increase understanding about suicide bereavement through the contribution of
During Men’s Health Week, the Mental Health Association of Central Australia is offering a free two day Mental Health First Aid workshop on 15 and 16 June 2016, specifically for men. The workshop will unpack topical mental health related illnesses such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and drug/alcohol related disorders. Participants will learn to recognise the
Did you know that exercise and socialising are both good ways to protect your mental health? The Mental Health Association of Central Australia, and the Alice Springs Running and Walking Club, invite you to join us to enjoy the physical, mental and social benefits of walking together as a group. We’ll be talking and walking,
MHACA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Bereavement and Mental Illness Workshop that SANE is delivering across Australia, here in Alice Springs on Thursday 19 May 2016. The workshop is aimed at providing participants with knowledge and skills to better support family and friends of people with mental illness who have
Understanding suicide bereavement and the capacity of this community to provide coordinated support and care to people bereaved through suicide in Central Australia
MHACA would like to invite participants, staff and guests to our annual Christmas Party. Cost Participants: Free Guests: $49 RSVP Essential This is an alcohol free event
All members, participants, carers and interested members of the public are invited to attend MHACA’s Annual General Meeting to be held on: Wednesday 28th October 2015 at 4.30 pm at 14 Lindsay Avenue, Alice Springs Please ensure your membership is renewed prior to the AGM. Refreshments will be provided. MHACA membership form 2015
‘Stress Less in the Park’ is a fun community event celebrating Mental Health Week at the Alice Springs Hospital Lawns (opposite the Royal Flying Doctors Service) on Friday 9 October from 10am-2pm. This year we have a fabulous range of wellbeing activities and entertainment for the Alice Springs community to enjoy, brought together by a
MHACA invites the Community of Alice Springs to visit us at 14 Lindsay Ave, Eastside. Join us for some fun activities and see what we do. Our staff will be available to answer questions and provide information about MHACA’s programs and community supports. Visitors will be able to create their own Vision Boards for their