Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe

Central Australian community members are encouraged to continue ‘Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe’ as part of World Suicide Prevention Day, Thursday 10th September 2020. The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA), in partnership with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress), National indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), Drug and Alcohol Services Australia (DASA), and Tangentyere

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Career Opportunity – Pathways Activities Officer

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Pathways Program promotes opportunities and choices for people with mental health difficulties in a supportive and facilitative environment that promotes recovery. It is a welcoming environment offering practical assistance and facilities as well as access to structured social, educational creative and therapeutic programs.  The Pathways Program Activities Officer works

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Career Opportunity – NDIS Support Coordinator

MHACA’s Support Coordination Team assists NDIS participants with mental health difficulties and a permanent and significant disability to access quality formal and informal support services in their community. The Support Coordinator will have responsibility for establishing and maintaining a positive collaborative relationship with the participant. They have responsibility for ensuring the participant is linked to

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September 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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Career Opportunity – Tenancy Support Worker

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

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Mental Health Recovery Support Worker – 2 Positions Available.

As a multi-disciplinary, professional team member, the Mental Health Recovery Support Worker will provide effective recovery focused individual and group support through structured social, recreational, employment and educational activities. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Work alongside people living with diagnosed mental illness to support their recovery. Provide support to participants with NDIS plans. Support participants through 1:1 support

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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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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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We hope you have a good weekend - remember to do something relaxing or that you enjoy!

Image: MHACA participants at a recent weekend group activity visiting the Alice Springs Desert Park.
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We hope you have a good weekend - remember to do something relaxing or that you enjoy! 

Image: MHACA participants at a recent weekend group activity visiting the Alice Springs Desert Park.

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Fancy listening to some jazz this weekend?

Last week MHACA facilitated an event that provided a focus on women's mental health as part of Women’s Health Week. A range of events happened across the country.

This year, more than ever, we all need a laugh and Jean Hailes for Women's Health is delighted to be able to share the laughs with even more women with the 4th annual Women’s Health Week Comedy Gala.

Date: Saturday 26 September at 7.30pm (AEST)
Where: Live Streaming on Zoom
Tickets: On sale now at go.jeanhailes.org.au/comedy-gala-2020
Age: 18+ (adult content and language). Running time: around 75 mins.

This one-night-only event celebrates women supporting women in a laugh-out-loud night of comedy and music. Hosted by Claire Hooper, this fun event will feature the impressive talents of Celia Pacquola, Cal Wilson, Steph Tisdell, Zoe Coombs Marr, Jude Perl and Aditi Mittal. Produced by Janet a. McLeod.

There will be no topic off limits as these women tell it like it is!
Women’s health is powerful stuff and Jean Hailes’ annual Women’s Health Week (7-11 September) is dedicated to improving the health of all women in Australia.
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Last week MHACA facilitated an event that provided a focus on womens mental health as part of Women’s Health Week. A range of events happened across the country.

This year, more than ever, we all need a laugh and Jean Hailes for Womens Health is delighted to be able to share the laughs with even more women with the 4th annual Women’s Health Week Comedy Gala.

Date: Saturday 26 September at 7.30pm (AEST)
Where: Live Streaming on Zoom
Tickets: On sale now at  https://go.jeanhailes.org.au/comedy-gala-2020
Age: 18+ (adult content and language).  Running time: around 75 mins.
  
This one-night-only event celebrates women supporting women in a laugh-out-loud night of comedy and music. Hosted by Claire Hooper, this fun event will feature the impressive talents of Celia Pacquola, Cal Wilson, Steph Tisdell, Zoe Coombs Marr, Jude Perl and Aditi Mittal. Produced by Janet a. McLeod.

There will be no topic off limits as these women tell it like it is!
Women’s health is powerful stuff and Jean Hailes’ annual Women’s Health Week (7-11 September) is dedicated to improving the health of all women in Australia.

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The MHACA Health Promotion Team participated in the R U OK Day breakfast last Thursday organised by Steven Satour, Campaign Manager – Stronger Together | R U OK?.

R U OK? Day was the same day as World Suicide Prevention Day and Steven also spoke at the "Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe" event on the Council Chamber Lawns.
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The MHACA Health Promotion Team participated in the R U OK Day breakfast last Thursday organised by Steven Satour, Campaign Manager – Stronger Together | R U OK?. 

R U OK? Day was the same day as World Suicide Prevention Day and Steven also spoke at the Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe event on the Council Chamber Lawns.

Heading into the weekend like.....!

MHACA participants recently enjoyed a visit to the Road Transport Hall Of Fame as part of the weekend group activites program. More info on activities and supports at mhaca.org.au/supportandrecovery/groupactivities/

Have a good weekend!
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More than 120 people attended ‘Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe’, today's World Suicide Prevention Day event in Alice Springs.

MHACA, in partnership with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, National indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), Drug and Alcohol Services Australia (DASA), and Tangentyere Men's Family Safety Group hosted the community event to highlight the important role of communities working together in suicide prevention.

World Suicide Prevention Day is a day to remember those who have died by suicide and it is about acknowledging families, friends, workplaces and communities who have been impacted by suicide.

A local focus for the event was the issue of suicide and Aboriginal men, and it was great to hear about some of the programs that are supporting men and mental health more broadly in our community. Attendees were part of a smoking ceremony for healing led by local Elder Sabella Turner, and enjoyed a BBQ and music with Jessie K and Anders.

#WSPD2020 #mentalhealth #EndTheStigma
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More than 120 people attended ‘Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe’, todays World Suicide Prevention Day event in Alice Springs.

MHACA, in partnership with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, National indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), Drug and Alcohol Services Australia (DASA), and Tangentyere Mens Family Safety Group  hosted the community event to highlight the important role of communities working together in suicide prevention.

World Suicide Prevention Day is a day to remember those who have died by suicide and it is about acknowledging families, friends, workplaces and communities who have been impacted by suicide. 

A local focus for the event was the issue of suicide and Aboriginal men, and it was great to hear about some of the programs that are supporting men and mental health more broadly in our community. Attendees were part of a smoking ceremony for healing led by local Elder Sabella Turner, and enjoyed a BBQ and music with Jessie K and Anders.

#WSPD2020 #mentalhealth #EndTheStigma

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It's Women's Health Week! We celebrated today in Alice Springs with a small gathering on the Council Chamber Lawns that provided a focus on women's mental health, and we heard from speakers and enjoyed cupcakes. Thank you to Sabella Turner who provided a Welcome To Country, Kay Eade from the NT Working Women's Centre, and Sophie and Chloe from Central Australian Women's Legal Service Inc. for sharing information about important services for women in our local community. The event was organised by MHACA, Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia NT and headspace Alice Springs. Women's Health Week is organised by Jean Hailes for Women's Health ... See MoreSee Less

Its Womens Health Week! We celebrated today in Alice Springs with a small gathering on the Council Chamber Lawns that provided a focus on womens mental health, and we heard from speakers and enjoyed cupcakes. Thank you to Sabella Turner who provided a Welcome To Country, Kay Eade from the NT Working Womens Centre, and Sophie and Chloe from Central Australian Womens Legal Service Inc. for sharing information about important services for women in our local community. The event was organised by MHACA, Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia NT and headspace Alice Springs. Womens Health Week is organised by Jean Hailes for Womens Health