Career Opportunity – 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 will at times work with participants with complex needs

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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. Download the May Group Activities Calendar To participate in MHACA

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Are They OK? A Free Suicide Prevention Presentation

The Mental Health Association Of Central Australia (MHACA) is offering workplaces and community groups a free 60 minute presentation designed to equip attendees with basic information on how to support others who may be thinking about suicide or are in crisis. Learn how to notice, how to have a conversation and what options there are

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April 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 April Group Activities Calendar To participate in MHACA

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March 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 March Group Activities Calendar To participate in MHACA

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The Positive Influences of Music on Mental Health

“Music is a universal language for everyone, it helps relax people.” Brian Clyne MHACA recently funded a music project to increase the wellbeing of our participants, acknowledging the positive and powerful influence that music has on peoples mental wellbeing. ‘Kututu’ in Pitjantjatjara means heart, and the foundation for the Kututu Wattleseeds is based in mediation

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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

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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 Group Activities Calendar To participate in MHACA

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Towards A Mentally Healthier New Year

A new year provides the opportunity for a fresh approach however often New Year’s resolutions don’t work as people can set goals that are hard to achieve, and then feel bad about themselves if they don’t achieve them. Be kind to yourself in 2021. Any small steps you make towards a healthier lifestyle will help

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Provide feedback with the YES Survey

Have Your Say – Do the YES Survey!  Open December 1 – 18 The YES Survey is for MHACA participants to provide feedback that helps to improve services. It’s all about Your Experience of Service. The YES survey is voluntary and the information collected is anonymous. Come in on Wednesday or Thursday and collect a YES burger when

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MHACA participants and staff enjoyed the Big Day Out in Harmony on the weekend. They got to experience wearing a turban and enjoyed the music and multicultural festivities. Thankyou to Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia, the Alice Springs Town Council and other event partners for facilitating a great community event. ... See MoreSee Less

MHACA participants and staff enjoyed the Big Day Out in Harmony on the weekend. They got to experience wearing a turban and enjoyed the music and multicultural festivities. Thankyou to Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia, the Alice Springs Town Council and other event partners for facilitating a great community event.

The next SANE Australia Topic Tuesday Forum is tomorrow Tuesday 11 May with the topic: 'What Peer Support is and Why It's Great,' at 6.30pm NT Time. Join the conversation at mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-What-peer-support-is-and-why-it-s-great-Tues...

The forum will explore The role of peer support in recovery. Peer support is all about sharing experiences and building supportive relationships with others who understand what you are going through because they have been there before. Often peers are in the best position to be a support to each other because they have skills, strengths and knowledge learnt from the experiences of living with mental health concerns or from caring for a family member or friend.
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The next SANE Australia Topic Tuesday Forum is tomorrow Tuesday 11 May with the topic: What Peer Support is and Why Its Great, at 6.30pm NT Time. Join the conversation at https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-What-peer-support-is-and-why-it-s-great-Tues-11th/m-p/1039300

The forum will explore The role of peer support in recovery. Peer support is all about sharing experiences and building supportive relationships with others who understand what you are going through because they have been there before. Often peers are in the best position to be a support to each other because they have skills, strengths and knowledge learnt from the experiences of living with mental health concerns or from caring for a family member or friend.

We know that eating well and keeping active supports good mental health.

Live_Lighter is a program developed in Western Australia which aims to encourage Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles - to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active.

For some tips on how to move your body and get more active, visit: bit.ly/2QztqJF, or download the Move More May calendar and start the challenge today! bit.ly/3xBj9xd

There's also great recipes and nutrition tips at livelighter.com.au/Top-Tips

#healthylifestyle #mentalhealthThink you can’t find 30 minutes of physical activity? 😅

Walking home from work, riding your bike or even vigorous housework (like mopping or washing windows), gardening and dancing all count towards your total.

How will you find your 30 today?

For some tips on how to move your body and get more active, visit: bit.ly/2QztqJF, or download our Move More May calendar and start the challenge today! bit.ly/3xBj9xd
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We know that eating well and keeping active supports good mental health.

Live_Lighter is a program developed in Western Australia which aims to encourage Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles - to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active. 

For some tips on how to move your body and get more active, visit: https://bit.ly/2QztqJF, or download the Move More May calendar and start the challenge today! https://bit.ly/3xBj9xd

Theres also great recipes and nutrition tips at https://livelighter.com.au/Top-Tips

#healthylifestyle #mentalhealth

Do you want to make a difference to rates of suicide in the Northern Territory? On May 1 2021, NT Suicide Prevention Community Grants round will open for individuals or non government organisations to receive a one off grant for:
1. Localised suicide prevention activities or
2. Workforce suicide prevention training activities
Submit your application by Monday 31 May 2021.
💻 www.nt.gov.au/suicide-prevention-grants
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Do you want to make a difference to rates of suicide in the Northern Territory? On May 1 2021, NT Suicide Prevention Community Grants round will open for individuals or non government organisations to receive a one off grant for: 
1. Localised suicide prevention activities or
2. Workforce suicide prevention training activities
Submit your application by Monday 31 May 2021. 
💻 www.nt.gov.au/suicide-prevention-grants

MHACA is a member of the Mparntwe NAIDOC Organising Committee, and we urge community members to consider making a nomination for the local NAIDOC Awards. Nominations close 24 May. Winners announced during NAIDOC Week 4-11 July. ... See MoreSee Less

MHACA is a member of the Mparntwe NAIDOC Organising Committee, and we urge community members to consider making a nomination for the local NAIDOC Awards. Nominations close 24 May. Winners announced during NAIDOC Week 4-11 July.

MHACA is currently developing a Mental Health In The Workplace workshop for the Alice Springs Community which will be shared when we host Business at Sunset in October.

In the meantime, here the Black Dog Institute share some simple strategies to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in your workplace ✅ Read more → bit.ly/2QQYg08Simple strategies to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in your workplace ✅ Read more → bit.ly/2QQYg08
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MHACA is currently developing a Mental Health In The Workplace workshop for the Alice Springs Community which will be shared when we host Business at Sunset in October.

In the meantime, here the Black Dog Institute share some simple strategies to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in your workplace ✅ Read more → https://bit.ly/2QQYg08

If you are a carer or family member of a person with a NDIS plan with psychosocial supports we are looking for your feedback 6pm Tuesday 27 April at MHACA. To RSVP or for more information about the workshop contact Ruth Apelt - ruth.apelt@mhaca.org.au Phone: 0427 285 123 ... See MoreSee Less

If you are a carer or family member of a person with a NDIS plan with psychosocial supports we are looking for your feedback 6pm Tuesday 27 April at MHACA. To RSVP or for more information about the workshop contact Ruth Apelt - ruth.apelt@mhaca.org.au Phone: 0427 285 123

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Hi there , I am really interested in this workshop ,please if you can explain how I can book for it