MHACA’s vision is that Central Australia is a safe and inclusive community that actively fosters and supports good mental health.
Understanding the importance of a healthy lifestyle supports community wellbeing. Understanding what services are available and how to access them provides community members with agency to manage their own health and other needs. Access to training on mental health issues enables community members to respond to people in distress.
MHACA has developed a range of resources to encourage people to seek help early for mental health challenges or suicidal thoughts, including specific resources for Aboriginal community members.
MHACA is also increasing both community and participant understanding of the importance of lifestyle choices in improving mood and the impacts of mental health conditions through the Healthy Bodies Support Healthy Minds campaign.
MHACA continues to develop training opportunities for community members to minimise the stigma associated with mental illness and understand appropriate responses to people in mental distress.