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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February Group Activities Calendar

The MHACA Group Activities program is a community based program which aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness by offering structured and socially based activities. Group activities also provide an opportunity for participants to develop personally and professionally as Peers. Download the February Group Activities Calendar To participate in MHACA group

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January Group Activities Calendar

The MHACA Group Activities program is a community based program which aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness by offering structured and socially based activities. Group activities also provide an opportunity for participants to develop personally and professionally as Peers. Download the January Calendar To participate in MHACA group activities you

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Office Manager

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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December Group Activities Calendar

The MHACA Group Activities program is a community based program which aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness by offering structured and socially based activities. Group activities also provide an opportunity for participants to develop personally and professionally as Peers. Download the December Group Activities Calendar To participate in MHACA group

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Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health Draft Report Release

The Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health Draft Report was released 31st October. The Productivity Commission estimated that mental illness costs Australia $180 billion annually. It noted that the rate of mental health presentations at emergency departments has risen by about 70 per cent over the past 15 years. The draft report has “documented long-standing

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Group Activities Calendar November

The MHACA Group Activities program is a community based program which aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness by offering structured and socially based activities. Group activities also provide an opportunity for participants to develop personally and professionally as Peers. Download the Group Activities Calendar November 2019 To participate in

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Group Activities Calendar October

The MHACA Group Activities program is a community based program which aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness by offering structured and socially based activities. Group activities also provide an opportunity for participants to develop personally and professionally as Peers. Download the Group Activities Calendar October 2019 To participate in

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Group Activities Calendar September

The MHACA Group Activities program is a community based program which aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness by offering structured and socially based activities. Group activities also provide an opportunity for participants to develop personally and professionally as Peers. Download the Group Activities Calendar September 2019 To participate in

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Suicide Story Evaluation – Strong Evidence of Impact

Suicide Story is a program that was developed by the Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) in conjunction with Aboriginal people from the Central Australian and Barkly regions, following a spate of suicides in those areas in the early 2000’s. MHACA has been delivering this community capacity building approach to remote communities across the

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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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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