Changed services at MHACA due to Storm Damage

Our premises have suffered damage from the storms that hit Alice Springs on Friday 17th June 2016. MHACA continues to offer limited services as a result. From Wednesday 29th June MHACA will open its Day to Day Living activities and Drop In Centre at its premises from 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday. Our Support

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Day to Day Living June 2016 Calendar Now Out!

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 June 2016. D2DL June 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 May 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 May 2016. D2DL May 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 delivers a Suicide Story Workshop in Tennant Creek

Suicide Story was delivered in Tennant Creek earlier this year. A record number of people completed the program, with 24 people receiving certificates of attainment. Everyone who participated in this workshop found it to be worthwhile. According to Tennant Creek based Facilitator Valda Shannon ‘It really lit my fire being at this workshop among my

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Day to Day Living Calendar for April 2016 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 March 2016. D2DL April 2016 Calendar Please contact us on 8950 4600 for further information, or if you would like to attend an activity.

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International Women’s Day – Tuesday 8 March

MHACA attended a fantastic International Women’s Fair Day event on the Alice Springs Hospital Lawns on Tuesday 8 March. An initiative of Tangentyere Council and the Alice Springs Women’s Shelter for International Women’s Day, the fair celebrated the talents and hard work of women from Alice Springs and town camp communities. The MHACA stall asked

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NT Police learn about MHACA’s Suicide Bereavement Service during February and March 2016

Around 55 Northern Territory Police Officers attended mandatory information sessions about MHACA’s StandBy Response service over a period of five weeks in Alice Springs recently. Sessions were supported by MHACA staff talking about mental health first aid, StandBy Response team members sharing their experiences and Headspace School Support providing additional information about their role in

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Day to Day Living March 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 March 2016. D2DL March 2016 Calendar Please contact us on 8950 4600 for further information, or if you would like to attend an activity.

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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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