August 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. Currently all MHACA programs, including the Day Program, remain open

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Collaborative Living on Arrernte Country

The Mental Health Association of Central Australia is pleased to announce the beginning of a new intensive support and housing program CLOAC – Collaborative Living on Arrernte Country. The pilot program is targeted to assist people with mental health difficulties who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Alice Springs. The program will start

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Tenancy Support Worker

MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community. In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Tenancy Support Program is responsible for the delivery of client-centred case management for individuals and families, with a focus on achieving sustainable tenancies. This service is specifically tailored to

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July 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. Currently all MHACA programs, including the Day Program, remain open

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June 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. Currently all MHACA programs, including the Day Program, remain open

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Schizophrenia Awareness Week 17-24 May

Schizophrenia is a common mental health condition which affects the way people think, feel and behave. Up to one in a 100 people experience schizophrenia worldwide, and it often develops between the late teenage years until the early 30’s but can occur at any time. There is a lot of stigma associated with schizophrenia which

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May 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. Currently all MHACA programs, including the Day Program, remain open

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MHACA Services During COVID-19

The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) is providing an essential service to people who have severe and complex mental health issues and will continue to support our participants through this difficult time. At this stage all our programs, including the Day Program, remain open with increased hygiene and physical distancing measures in place.

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Mental Health Support During COVID-19

If you are feeling anxious or distressed, or are concerned about the mental health of someone else, MHACA can assist you to find the support you need in the local community and beyond. Phone 89504600 between 8am-4pm. Outside of these hours please use phone and online services that are available 24 hours a day. Lifeline

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Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

In recent weeks the global response to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has escalated, making many people feel anxious and stressed. The Mental Health Association of Central Australia offers the following tips to help reduce anxiety during this time: Source information from credible sources Get information from official sources to avoid misinformation. For NT updates

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This week has been Homelessness Week. MHACA is a member of NT Shelter and supports a fairer housing deal for all Territorians. Find more information at ntshelter.org.au/ ... See MoreSee Less

This week has been Homelessness Week. MHACA is a member of NT Shelter and supports a fairer housing deal for all Territorians. Find more information at https://ntshelter.org.au/

Help to improve access to mental health support services in the NT. You are invited to take part in a survey looking at ideas for a website that will help guide Territorians to the appropriate mental health support networks and services based on their needs. The NT PHN is looking to engage with Territorians who have experienced mental health challenges and/or have cared for someone struggling with their mental health.

Take the survey at www.ntphn.org.au/consumer-survey-mental-health?fbclid=IwAR3m5DUc2oFm-QF8j7mUejLI8FqnxuSlq13bTssLz...
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Help to improve access to mental health support services in the NT. You are invited to take part in a survey looking at ideas for a website that will help guide Territorians to the appropriate mental health support networks and services based on their needs. The NT PHN is looking to engage with Territorians who have experienced mental health challenges and/or have cared for someone struggling with their mental health.

Take the survey at https://www.ntphn.org.au/consumer-survey-mental-health?fbclid=IwAR3m5DUc2oFm-QF8j7mUejLI8FqnxuSlq13bTssLzzFh2TsFPtsUGNMilbA

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Find more information at: https://mhaca.org.au/mentalhealthpromotion/promotingpeerwork/

The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) has announced the launch of a pilot project called ‘Collaborative Living on Arrernte Country’ (CLOAC) in response to an identified urgent need for an intensive supported housing program for people with severe and enduring mental illness.

MHACA estimates there to be at least 30 people with significant mental illness who are homeless or insecurely housed in Alice Springs. These individuals face significant barriers to securing long term accommodation options including lack of appropriate housing options, exclusion from the market and unclear and inconsistent referral pathways.

The new intensive support and housing program is an exciting development for people experiencing homelessness in Alice Springs. It will be delivered in collaboration with clinical mental health services, the Department of Housing, Anglicare NT and the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company (CAAHC), with the support of the NT Department of Health.

The program will support people who require an intensive supported living arrangement but are not suited to an NDIS Supported Independent Living style of service. The trial will begin in September 2020 and will run for two years with the aim of supporting approximately ten participants during that time.
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The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) has announced the launch of a pilot project called ‘Collaborative Living on Arrernte Country’ (CLOAC) in response to an identified urgent need for an intensive supported housing program for people with severe and enduring mental illness. 

MHACA estimates there to be at least 30 people with significant mental illness who are homeless or insecurely housed in Alice Springs. These individuals face significant barriers to securing long term accommodation options including lack of appropriate housing options, exclusion from the market and unclear and inconsistent referral pathways.

The new intensive support and housing program is an exciting development for people experiencing homelessness in Alice Springs. It will be delivered in collaboration with clinical mental health services, the Department of Housing, Anglicare NT and the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company (CAAHC), with the support of the NT Department of Health.  

The program will support people who require an intensive supported living arrangement but are not suited to an NDIS Supported Independent Living style of service. The trial will begin in September 2020 and will run for two years with the aim of supporting approximately ten participants during that time.

This week is Homelessness Week. Join MHACA, Alice Springs Youth Accommodation and Support Services Inc, Women's Safety Services of Central Australia, and NT Shelter at the community BBQ on Flynn Church Lawns, 12-2pm Tuesday 4th August.

Homelessness Week is the annual awareness-raising week to highlight the 116,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night. The theme for 2020 is ‘Everybody needs a home’. More information at ntshelter.org.au/homelessness-week/

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This week is Homelessness Week. Join MHACA, Alice Springs Youth Accommodation and Support Services Inc, Womens Safety Services of Central Australia, and NT Shelter at the community BBQ on Flynn Church Lawns, 12-2pm Tuesday 4th August.

Homelessness Week is the annual awareness-raising week to highlight the 116,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night. The theme for 2020 is ‘Everybody needs a home’. More information at https://ntshelter.org.au/homelessness-week/

#HW2020

Tenancy Support Worker
Applications close 4pm Monday 10th August

MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community.

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Tenancy Support Program is responsible for the delivery of client-centred case management for individuals and families, with a focus on achieving sustainable tenancies.

This service is specifically tailored to those living with significant mental health issues, who are eligible for public housing in terms of income but are not eligible for other available tenancy support services to help sustain their tenancy or gain new accommodation.

The Tenancy Support Worker works closely with their immediate team, the Pathways to Recovery staff and the Programs Manager to implement the Tenancy Support Program and assist program participants to obtain and maintain tenancies with MHACA, Department of Housing, private rental or other housing providers.

For a full job description and how to apply please go to mhaca.org.au/tenancy-support-worker/
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Tenancy Support Worker
Applications close 4pm Monday 10th August

MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community.

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Tenancy Support Program is responsible for the delivery of client-centred case management for individuals and families, with a focus on achieving sustainable tenancies.

This service is specifically tailored to those living with significant mental health issues, who are eligible for public housing in terms of income but are not eligible for other available tenancy support services to help sustain their tenancy or gain new accommodation.

The Tenancy Support Worker works closely with their immediate team, the Pathways to Recovery staff and the Programs Manager to implement the Tenancy Support Program and assist program participants to obtain and maintain tenancies with MHACA, Department of Housing, private rental or other housing providers.

For a full job description and how to apply please go to https://mhaca.org.au/tenancy-support-worker/

Healthy Bodies Support Healthy Minds! We had a great Participant Pamper Day at MHACA. Participants shared a healthy lunch whilst receiving some lifestyle tips from Marilyn Kleeman from Inspired Health and Wellbeing, then received haircuts, nail manicures and seated massages. Participants also received a pamper pack. A big thankyou to Mombasa Day Spa and Hair Lounge, and Steve and Cocoa for the massages. ... See MoreSee Less

Healthy Bodies Support Healthy Minds! We had a great Participant Pamper Day at MHACA. Participants shared a healthy lunch whilst receiving some lifestyle tips from Marilyn Kleeman from Inspired Health and Wellbeing, then received haircuts, nail manicures and seated massages. Participants also received a pamper pack. A big thankyou to Mombasa Day Spa and Hair Lounge, and Steve and Cocoa for the massages.