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 Call 08 89504600 or

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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 Call 08 89504600 or

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International Women’s Day

More then 400 people attended the Equal Futures International Women’s Day Event on Saturday 5 March at the Women’s Museum of Australia. There were great speakers and performers including Kirra Voller, Katie Harder and the Splinter Sisters, information and market stalls and a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony by Kumalie Riley. A demonstration by

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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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Taking Care of Worries

MHACA has collaborated with the Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia (WOSSCA) to develop a shared resource with MHACA. The project is inspired by providing mental health support to Aboriginal women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic and family violence however the messaging will be broad enough to encompass being relevant to any Aboriginal

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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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MHACA New Board and Annual Report

The MHACA AGM was held on November 30 and attendees heard about the work of MHACA over the last year. The following members were appointed to the Board: Chairperson – Peter Riley Treasurer – Lavenia Saville General Member – Mary Menotti General Member – Ali Thorn General Member – Susan Brooks General Member – Duncan

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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 2021 To participate in

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Stress Less in the Park a success.

More than 400 people attended the Stress Less in the Park event at the Civic Centre Lawns. 20 local service providers were present and providing engaging activities for event attendees, as well as providing information on how to access community support services. The Alice Springs Reptile Centre did a presentation which was very popular and

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If you are living with mental illness, the Mental Health Association of Central Australia can help you. You can gain confidence, learn new skills and connect with others at MHACA. Call 89504600 or email info@mhaca.org.au

We can help you make an NDIS application. We also provide Support Coordination, NDIS services, individual supports, group based activities and can help with housing. For NDIS services email ndis@mhaca.org.au

#mentalhealth #NDIS #psychosocialsupport
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Join us for Schizophrenia Awareness Week - 11.30am Tuesday 24 May on the Uniting Church Lawns, Todd Mall, Alice Springs for speakers, a healthy BBQ, mental health information and giveaways.

Schizophrenia is a common mental health condition which can affect people’s thinking, perceptions and behaviour. Up to one in a 100 people will experience schizophrenia worldwide. Schizophrenia is treatable, and with the right supports people can lead full and meaningful lives.

Join us to help #endthestigma for people living with schizophrenia and other mental health conditions. All welcome.

Find out more information on schizophrenia at:
www.sane.org/information-stories/facts-and-guides/schizophrenia
headtohealth.gov.au/mental-health-difficulties/mental-health-conditions/schizophrenia-and-psychot...

#SAW2022 #mentalhealth #schizophrenia
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Join us for Schizophrenia Awareness Week - 11.30am Tuesday 24 May on the Uniting Church Lawns, Todd Mall, Alice Springs for speakers, a healthy BBQ, mental health information and giveaways.

Schizophrenia is a common mental health condition which can affect people’s thinking, perceptions and behaviour. Up to one in a 100 people will experience schizophrenia worldwide. Schizophrenia is treatable, and with the right supports people can lead full and meaningful lives.

Join us to help #endthestigma for people living with schizophrenia and other mental health conditions. All welcome.

Find out more information on schizophrenia at:
https://www.sane.org/information-stories/facts-and-guides/schizophrenia
https://headtohealth.gov.au/mental-health-difficulties/mental-health-conditions/schizophrenia-and-psychotic-disorders

#SAW2022 #mentalhealth #schizophrenia

Today is IDAHOBIT day - the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. 🏳️‍🌈

MHACA acknowledges that discrimination can have a significant impact on mental health, and we support the right to safe, accessible and culturally appropriate services.

To find out more about International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia, visit idahobit.org.au

#IDAHOBIT2022, #Pride, #SupportingDiversity, #IDAHOBIT2022Everyone deserves the right to live with dignity and feel safe, valued and respected for who they are. On International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia - and every other day, lets stand together against all forms of discrimination and abuse.

Discrimination can have a profound impact on mental health. People from LGBTIQ+ communities experience higher rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behaviours.

We stand against stigma, discrimination and exclusion that many in our community still face. No one should be made to feel lesser because of who they are.

We can all play a role in supporting one another - it’s important to reach out to our loved ones and check in. To find out more about International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia, visit idahobit.org.au.

If you’re feeling distressed or overwhelmed, our mental health professionals are available 24/7 at the Beyond Blue Support Service on 1300 22 4636 or at beyondblue.org.au/getsupport for online chat (3pm-12am AEST) and email (responses within 24 hours).
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Today is IDAHOBIT day -  the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. 🏳️‍🌈

MHACA acknowledges that discrimination can have a significant impact on mental health, and we support the right to safe,  accessible and culturally appropriate services.

To find out more about International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia, visit idahobit.org.au

#IDAHOBIT2022, #Pride, #SupportingDiversity, #IDAHOBIT2022

MHACA had some great conversations yesterday at the Ready Set Connect NDIS networking event at the Alice Springs Convention Centre, organised by One Community.

MHACA provides Support Coordination, individual and group based NDIS services to people living with psychosocial disability in Alice Springs. We can also provide support for people living with mental illness to test their eligibility for the NDIS. For more information call MHACA on 89504600 or email ndis@mhaca.org.au

#NDIS #psychosocialsupport
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MHACA had some great conversations yesterday at the Ready Set Connect NDIS networking event at the Alice Springs Convention Centre, organised by One Community.

MHACA provides Support Coordination, individual and group based NDIS services to people living with psychosocial disability in Alice Springs. We can also provide support for people living with mental illness to test their eligibility for the NDIS. For more information call MHACA on 89504600 or email ndis@mhaca.org.au

#ndis #psychosocialsupport

Registrations are still open for the Suicide Prevention Forum being held in Mparntwe/Alice Springs at the Alice Springs Desert Park 1-2 June. Email healthpromotion@mhaca.org.au for a registration form or call 0455135309 for more information.

MHACA is facilitating this forum to share the learnings from local programs that are working in suicide prevention and have some good discussions so that we can continue to work towards reducing suicides in our community.

#suicideprevention
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Registrations are still open for the Suicide Prevention Forum being held in Mparntwe/Alice Springs at the Alice Springs Desert Park 1-2 June. Email healthpromotion@mhaca.org.au for a registration form or call 0455135309 for more information.

MHACA is facilitating this forum to share the learnings from local programs that are working in suicide prevention and have some good discussions so that we can continue to work towards reducing suicides in our community.

#suicideprevention

The Northern Territory Government is providing the community the opportunity to apply for a grant that will support and raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention. A one-off grant is available for between $500 and $10,000 to deliver localised suicide prevention measures and activities across the Territory.

Applications are open from 1 May until 31st May 2022. Successful grants to be announced 1st July 2022.

For more information go to nt.gov.au/community/grants-and-volunteers/grants/suicide-prevention-grants
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The Northern Territory Government is providing the community the opportunity to apply for a grant that will support and raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention. A one-off grant is available for between $500 and $10,000 to deliver localised suicide prevention measures and activities across the Territory. 

Applications are open from 1 May until 31st May 2022. Successful grants to be announced 1st July 2022.

For more information go to https://nt.gov.au/community/grants-and-volunteers/grants/suicide-prevention-grants

Lifestyle choices can have a big impact on mental health. People with poorer physical health are at a greater risk for certain mental illnesses, whilst looking after your body can greatly improve your overall sense of wellbeing.

Eating well, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and reducing exposure to alcohol, smoking and other drugs support good mental health. Reducing stress, undertaking relaxation activities, keeping connected to others and spending time in nature all provide physical and mental health benefits.

If you need support to start making changes speak to your GP or you can try online resources including:
www.healthdirect.gov.au/tips-for-getting-active
daa.asn.au/smart-eating-for-you/smart-eating-fast-facts/
www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/

Small changes to your daily life can make a big difference to how you feel!

#healthylifestyle #mentalhealth
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Lifestyle choices can have a big impact on mental health. People with poorer physical health are at a greater risk for certain mental illnesses, whilst looking after your body can greatly improve your overall sense of wellbeing.

Eating well, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and reducing exposure to alcohol, smoking and other drugs support good mental health. Reducing stress, undertaking relaxation activities, keeping connected to others and spending time in nature all provide physical and mental health benefits.

If you need support to start making changes speak to your GP or you can try online resources including:
https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/tips-for-getting-active
https://daa.asn.au/smart-eating-for-you/smart-eating-fast-facts/
https://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/

Small changes to your daily life can make a big difference to how you feel!

#healthylifestyle #mentalhealth

Check out MHACA's May newsletter - Mental Health Matters, with news and upcoming events - mailchi.mp/914de51fbe99/mental-health-matters-news-upcoming-events ... See MoreSee Less

Check out MHACAs May newsletter - Mental Health Matters, with news and upcoming events - https://mailchi.mp/914de51fbe99/mental-health-matters-news-upcoming-events