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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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NDIS Support Coordinator

NDIS Support Coordinator ABOUT MHACA 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

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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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Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Applications close September 30th. Download the position description. The Suicide Prevention Coordinator will work under the direction of the Health Promotion Unit Manager to coordinate the development and delivery of evidence-based, effective and culturally safe initiatives to support those affected by or vulnerable to suicide. The position holder will play a key role in the

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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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Day 2 Day Living Calendar – July 2019

Day 2 Day Living (D2DL) 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. D2DL also provides an opportunity for participants to develop personally and professionally as Peers. Download the D2DL Calendar July 2019 For more  information or to

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NDIS Transition Leaving People With Severe Mental Illness Behind

A report recently released by Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) highlights some of the difficulties and barriers which are being experienced by people with a psychosocial disability in applying for the NDIS. MHACA is one of two organisations in the Northern Territory that have contributed data to the research being conducted by CMHA in conjunction

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Day to Day Living Calendar March-May 2019

Day 2 Day Living (D2DL) 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. D2DL also provides an opportunity for participants to develop personally and professionally as Peers. Download the March – April – May D2DL Calendar For more  information

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Check out the latest news and upcoming events in November from MHACA mailchi.mp/effb14efbe1b/latest-news-and-upcoming-events-from-mhaca ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the latest news and upcoming events in November from MHACA https://mailchi.mp/effb14efbe1b/latest-news-and-upcoming-events-from-mhaca

Let's Talk About Sexuality - A FREE Workshop For Adults With A Disability.

This workshop has been designed to support adults (18+) with a cognitive disability or people on the autism spectrum to have greater understanding of sexuality and relationships.

What will we learn about at the workshop?
• What is sexuality?
• Parts of the body and how it all works
• All about sexy stuff
• Steps to building a respectful relationship
• Safety and protection
• And the rules and the laws to do with sex and relationships

Thursday 28th November - For FEMALE identifying participants. Please RSVP at events.humanitix.com.au/lets-talk-about-sexuality-females or email ndis@mhaca.org.au

Friday 29th November - For MALE identifying participants. Please RSVP at events.humanitix.com.au/lets-talk-about-sexuality-males or email ndis@mhaca.org.au
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Lets Talk About Sexuality - A FREE Workshop For Adults With A Disability.

This workshop has been designed to support adults (18+) with a cognitive disability or people on the autism spectrum to have greater understanding of sexuality and relationships.

What will we learn about at the workshop?
• What is sexuality?
• Parts of the body and how it all works
• All about sexy stuff
• Steps to building a respectful relationship
• Safety and protection
• And the rules and the laws to do with sex and relationships

Thursday 28th November - For FEMALE identifying participants. Please RSVP at https://events.humanitix.com.au/lets-talk-about-sexuality-females or email ndis@mhaca.org.au

Friday 29th November - For MALE identifying participants. Please RSVP at https://events.humanitix.com.au/lets-talk-about-sexuality-males or email ndis@mhaca.org.au

The Sexuality and Disability Workshop is a professional development workshop designed to assist respite/support workers and service providers support people with a disability to increase their understanding of sexuality, sexual health and relationships.

RSVP your place at events.humanitix.com.au/sexuality-and-disability-workshop or contact ndis@mhaca.org.au

Individuals on the autism spectrum or those with intellectual disability develop the same as any of us when it comes to sexuality. However, their unique communication and learning styles can take what is already a complex concept and make it even more perplexing!

THE WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
What is Sexuality?
What are the rights of people with a disability?
Our attitude and values?
Sex and the law
How to talk about sexuality?
Strategies for education
What to do if someone discloses sexual assault?

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

#sexuality #disability
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The Sexuality and Disability Workshop is a professional development workshop designed to assist respite/support workers and service providers support people with a disability to increase their understanding of sexuality, sexual health and relationships.

RSVP your place at https://events.humanitix.com.au/sexuality-and-disability-workshop or contact ndis@mhaca.org.au

Individuals on the autism spectrum or those with intellectual disability develop the same as any of us when it comes to sexuality. However, their unique communication and learning styles can take what is already a complex concept and make it even more perplexing!

THE WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
What is Sexuality?
What are the rights of people with a disability?
Our attitude and values?
Sex and the law
How to talk about sexuality?
Strategies for education
What to do if someone discloses sexual assault?

Morning tea and lunch will be provided. 

#sexuality #disability

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Register now for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid training 18th & 19th November which is being facilitated by MHACA. For further information or to register email training@mhaca.org.au or call 89504600

This training will teach people how to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based action plan. The ATSI Mental Health First Aid training is held over 14 hours and on completion you will have the option to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider.

#endthestigma #mentalhealth
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Register now for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid training 18th & 19th November which is being facilitated by MHACA. For further information or to register email training@mhaca.org.au or call 89504600

This training will teach people how to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based action plan. The ATSI Mental Health First Aid training is held over 14 hours and on completion you will have the option to become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider.

#endthestigma #mentalhealth

We are inviting MHACA participants to come and be part of the visioning for next year's activities. Tomorrow - Wednesday 6th November 10am-1pm here at MHACA, 14 Lindsay Ave. ... See MoreSee Less

We are inviting MHACA participants to come and be part of the visioning for next years activities. Tomorrow - Wednesday 6th November 10am-1pm here at MHACA, 14 Lindsay Ave.