New Mental Health Tenancy Support Program

MHACA is excited to announce a new program with a focus on supporting participants to obtain and maintain secure housing. The program emphasises a client centred approach with an aim to deliver a holistic and tailored plan for the individual. Along with the new program we also welcome the two new Tenancy Support Workers who

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Media Release: The Art of Our Healing

There’s something more than just art and craft happening in the art groups on Thursdays at the Mental Health Association of Central Australia. For the past four months, participants of MHACA have sat together in the Drop in Centre on Lindsay Avenue creating art for an exhibition. Tender hands have lovingly crafted felt, papier mâché,

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Day to Day Living October 2016 Calendar Released!

MHACA offers a fantastic range of activities as part of our Day to Day Living program. Click on the calendar link below to see what’s on offer in October 2016. D2DL October 2016 Calendar Please contact us on 8950 4600 for further information, or if you would like to attend an activity.

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Olympic festivities at MHACA

Our Day to Day Living Program and Drop In Centre were buzzing through August with a special atmosphere celebrating personal achievement and cultural diversity, coinciding with the Olympic Games. We kicked off the festival with a pancake breakfast on the 5th August, where the MHACA Olympic torch was lit. Thanks to Mike our Training Co-ordinator

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Day to Day Living September 2016 Calendar Released!

MHACA offers a fantastic range of activities as part of our Day to Day Living program. Click on the calendar link below to see what’s on offer in September 2016. D2DL September 2016 Calendar Please contact us on 8950 4600 for further information, or if you would like to attend an activity.

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Day to Day Living August 2016 Calendar Released!

MHACA offers a fantastic range of activities as part of our Day to Day Living program. Click on the calendar link below to see what’s on offer in August 2016. D2DL August 2016 Calendar Please contact us on 8950 4600 for further information, or if you would like to attend an activity.

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MHACA – a Finalist in the 2016 Telstra Business Awards

MHACA are thrilled to have been nominated and recognised as a finalist in the Inaugural Charity Category of the Telstra Business Awards. Entering its 24th year, the Telstra Business awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of the small and medium business sector. In 2016, a new category for Charities has been added to recognise the

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MHACA is now Open for Business

We’re pleased to announce that our Day to Day Living activities and the Drop In Centre will resume normal opening hours – 8:30am to 3:00pm – from Monday 25 July. Please continue to use the rear entrance to the building while the front half of our building undergoes repairs over the next 8 to 10

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MHACA staff complete Certificate IV in Mental Health

Congratulations to our staff – Sharon Harris, Shannon Toombs, Samantha Alampi, Be Ward, Daniel Tavai and Mike Cassidy – for successfully completing Certificate IV in Mental Health at Charles Darwin University. At MHACA we are committed to excellence and proudly support staff and participants to achieve their goals and aspirations. Pictured below are Ashesh Patel

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Have a great weekend from Stephen and Maurice and all of us at MHACA!

We hope you get a chance to enjoy some of the great community activities happening around town and remember, if you need some support reach out to friends and family or try some of the 24 hour phone and online services:

Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au
Lifeline text service 0477 13 11 14
13YARN 13 92 76 www.13yarn.org.au
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 www.kidshelpline.com.au
Mensline 1300 78 99 78 www.mensline.org.au
1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 www.1800respect.org.au
Q Life 1800 184 527 (3pm-12pm AEST) www.qlife.org.au
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 www.beyondblue.org.au
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Have a great weekend from Stephen and Maurice and all of us at MHACA!

We hope you get a chance to enjoy some of the great community activities happening around town and remember, if you need some support reach out to friends and family or try some of the 24 hour phone and online services:

Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au 
Lifeline text service 0477 13 11 14
13YARN 13 92 76 www.13yarn.org.au
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 www.kidshelpline.com.au
Mensline 1300 78 99 78 www.mensline.org.au
1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 www.1800respect.org.au
Q Life 1800 184 527 (3pm-12pm AEST) www.qlife.org.au
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 www.beyondblue.org.au

The Mob Way R U OK? podcast is back!

A conversation could change a life. In this podcast, we yarn with First Nations people and their experiences of life’s ups and downs, how we have conversations and how we open up and ask that simple question ‘are you okay?’, in our way: Mob Way.

New episodes are dropping every Monday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or at: www.ruok.org.au/mobway

For more free resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities including videos, posters and conversation guides, check out R U OK Day's Stronger Together hub www.ruok.org.au/strongertogether

#ruok #mentalhealth
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The Mob Way R U OK? podcast is back!

A conversation could change a life. In this podcast, we yarn with First Nations people and their experiences of life’s ups and downs, how we have conversations and how we open up and ask that simple question ‘are you okay?’, in our way: Mob Way.

New episodes are dropping every Monday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or at: www.ruok.org.au/mobway

For more free resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities including videos, posters and conversation guides, check out R U OK Days Stronger Together hub https://www.ruok.org.au/strongertogether

#ruok #mentalhealth

MHACA participants have been enjoying gentle exercise activities at Move It - a weekly class running as part of the Healthy Bodies Support Healthy Minds Program. The program has a focus on exercise, healthy cooking and increasing water consumption.

If you are living with mental health challenges and would like to join some group based activities or receive individual support email intake@mhaca.org.au or call 89504600

#healthyfood #mentalhealth
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MHACA participants have been enjoying gentle exercise activities at Move It - a weekly class running as part of the Healthy Bodies Support Healthy Minds Program. The program has a focus on exercise, healthy cooking and increasing water consumption.

If you are living with mental health challenges and would like to join some group based activities or receive individual support email intake@mhaca.org.au or call 89504600

#healthyfood #mentalhealth

Thanks to all those who came to our Men's Mental Health Day event on the Uniting Church Lawns in the Todd Mall.

It was a beautiful day to be outside! We heard about the importance of men's mental health with Tyson Carmody from Kings Narrative and the Alice Springs Mens Shed, plus had a boxing demonstration from the Arrernte Community Boxing Academy. Men and boys had free haircuts from The Freedom Club Barbershop.

Thanks to all our stallholders including headspace Alice Springs, NO MORE AU and the the Lions Club of Alice Springs for helping with the healthy BBQ. Congratulations Morris for winning the Men's Wellbeing Hamper.
#menshealthweek2022 #mentalhealth
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Thanks to all those who came to our Mens Mental Health Day event on the Uniting Church Lawns in the Todd Mall.

It was a beautiful day to be outside! We heard about the importance of mens mental health with Tyson Carmody from Kings Narrative and the Alice Springs Mens Shed, plus had a boxing demonstration from the Arrernte Community Boxing Academy. Men and boys had free haircuts from The Freedom Club Barbershop.

Thanks to all our stallholders including headspace Alice Springs, NO MORE AU and the the Lions Club of Alice Springs for helping with the healthy BBQ. Congratulations Morris for winning the Mens Wellbeing Hamper.
#menshealthweek2022 #mentalhealth

It's Men's Mental Health Day tomorrow! If you are in Alice Springs come down to the Flynn Church Lawns in the Todd Mall 11:30am Friday 17 June. There will be:

a free healthy BBQ cooked by the Lions Club of Alice Springs
free haircuts The Freedom Club Barbershop
a boxing demonstration by the Arrernte Community Boxing Academy
stalls including Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, headspace Alice Springs, No More and Kings Narrative.

MHACA’s Health Promotion Officer Josefina visited 8CCC Radio today to promote the event.

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Its Mens Mental Health Day tomorrow! If you are in Alice Springs come down to the Flynn Church Lawns in the Todd Mall 11:30am Friday 17 June. There will be:
 
a free healthy BBQ cooked by the Lions Club of Alice Springs
free haircuts The Freedom Club Barbershop
a boxing demonstration by the Arrernte Community Boxing Academy
stalls including Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, headspace Alice Springs, No More and Kings Narrative.
 
MHACA’s Health Promotion Officer Josefina visited 8CCC Radio today to promote the event.

All welcome.

Check out MHACA's monthly newsletter Mental Health Matters - with upcoming news & events - mailchi.mp/87c6d1435a16/mental-health-matters-news-upcoming-events ... See MoreSee Less

Check out MHACAs monthly newsletter Mental Health Matters - with upcoming news & events - https://mailchi.mp/87c6d1435a16/mental-health-matters-news-upcoming-events

The Central Australian Suicide Prevention Forum was held at the Alice Springs Desert Park 1-2 June.

The aim of the forum was to connect people, share the learnings from local programs that are working on addressing suicide, and have some good collective discussions that support reducing suicides in our community.

A Welcome to Country was provided by Kumalie Riley and attendees heard from a wide range of organisations and programs contributing to suicide prevention in our region including Akeyulerre, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, headspace Alice Springs, NPY Women's Council, Arrernte Community Boxing Academy, Thirrili - Indigenous Suicide Postvention Service, MacDonnell Regional Council, Royal Flying Doctor Service SA/NT, Tangentyere Men's Family Safety Group, Lifeline Central Australia, NT Health, Northern Territory PHN, 13 Yarn, R U OK Day Stronger Together and Central Desert Regional Council.

The Suicide Prevention Forum was organised by the Mental Health Association of Central Australia, and supported by Wesley Mission and the Northern Territory Government

#suicideprevention #alicesprings
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Michelle Torrens this would have been a good one to attend.

Erinjean Reilly

If you're living with mental health challenges we encourage you to connect with the SANE online forums. The forums provide a safe and supportive space for people with lived experience, or friends, family and carers of those with mental health issues. Sign up to the forums at mhaca.saneforums.org/

Moderated 24/7, you can anonymously read stories, reply to discussions, or start your own. Providing opportunity for connection is at the heart of what SANE does, whether you're looking for social spaces to meet others, to share your story, or searching for support or information, there is something for everyone.

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If youre living with mental health challenges we encourage you to connect with the SANE Australia online forums. The forums provide a safe and supportive space for people with lived experience, or friends, family and carers of those with mental health issues. Sign up to the forums at https://mhaca.saneforums.org/

Moderated 24/7, you can anonymously read stories, reply to discussions, or start your own. Providing opportunity for connection is at the heart of what SANE does, whether youre looking for social spaces to meet others, to share your story, or searching for support or information, there is something for everyone.

#mentalhealthsupport

It was great to learn more about the work of the Tangentyere Men's Family Safety Group and the production of these videos at last week's Suicide Prevention Forum.

#suicideprevention #mentalhealth #alicesprings
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