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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SANE (Australia) Bereavement and Mental Illness Workshop

MHACA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Bereavement and Mental Illness Workshop that SANE is delivering across Australia, here in Alice Springs on Thursday 19 May 2016. The workshop is aimed at providing participants with knowledge and skills to better support family and friends of people with mental illness who have

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

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New Mental Health Training Dates for 2016

MHACA will once again be offering a range of accredited, targeted and bespoke training courses to organisations, professionals and community members. Please click on the calendar link to see what training is available for 2016. MHACA External Training Calendar Please contact us for further information or to register for one of the above programs.

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MHACA participants feature in the Centralian Advocate

MHACA held a range of events during the week of 5-10 October to celebrate Mental Health Week. We were very fortunate to take up several opportunities to promote Mental Health Week in the local media, with three of MHACA’s participants speaking to the Centralian Advocate about their personal experiences. MHACA CEO Paul Tomaszewski was also

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Mental Health Week 2015: Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2015 October 4th to 10th is Mental Health Week. In fact, October is designated as Mental Health Month. This years’ theme for Mental Health Week is “Mental Health Begins With Me” with three objectives – to reduce stigma, encourage help seeking behaviour and foster connectivity in communities. “This is a

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MHACA Annual Report 2013/4

Earlier this month MHACA held its Annual General Meeting and released the 2013/4 Annual Report. It was a busy year for MHACA and you can read all about what we have been up to here.MHACA Annual Report 2013-4

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This week SANE Australia's Topic Tuesday online forum is on supporting loved ones living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Join the conversation 5.30pm Tuesday 25 January (NT time) at mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Supporting-loved-ones-living-with-BPD-Tuesda...

There are many people actively seeking support around caring for loved ones living with BPD, who often feel isolated and lost in this process.

Come together and ask any questions, as well as share experiences and strategies for self care whilst supporting a loved one living with BPD.

#mentalhealth #carers #borderlinepersonalitydisorder
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This week SANE Australias Topic Tuesday online forum is on supporting loved ones living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Join the conversation 5.30pm Tuesday 25 January (NT time) at https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Supporting-loved-ones-living-with-BPD-Tuesday-25th/m-p/1140210

There are many people actively seeking support around caring for loved ones living with BPD, who often feel isolated and lost in this process.

Come together and ask any questions, as well as share experiences and strategies for self care whilst supporting a loved one living with BPD.

#mentalhealth #carers #borderlinepersonalitydisorder

This lovely chalk drawing was made at MHACA by Nola, which is about bush foods and caterpillars.

Have a happy, healthy, relaxing weekend!

#arttheraphy #mentalhealth #arrerntecountry
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This lovely chalk drawing was made at MHACA by Nola, which is about bush foods and caterpillars.

Have a happy, healthy, relaxing weekend! 

#arttheraphy #mentalhealth #arrerntecountry

Learn more about the work of MATES in Construction QLD & NT from Jason, who just completed the 4 hour Connector training.

MATES is an industry backed, research-based, suicide prevention and support program since 2008, operating in the Construction, Mining and Energy industry.

Addressing the rate of male suicide in the NT, in particular among construction workers, MATES seeks to build peer support structures in male-dominated workplaces.

#suicideprevention #constructionindustry
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Do You Need Support For Your Mental Health?
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Don't suffer in silence. Reach out to friends and family. See your GP or health care clinic and discuss support options or a mental health care plan.

You can utilise 24-hour online and phone support services like Lifeline 13 11 14 and Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.

In case of an emergency or if a life is in danger contact 000
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MHACA has collaborated with Women's Safety Services of Central Australia to develop a resource that takes a strengths based approach to what women can do to support their mental health. The resource includes a poster and an A5 flyer that provides more information on what you can do if you have too many problems.

If you would like a copy of the poster or the A5 flyers to display at your organisation contact MHACA 08 89504600 or WOSSCA.

#mentalhealth #genderbasedviolence #strengths #centralaustralia #mpwarnte
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MHACA has collaborated with Womens Safety Services of Central Australia to develop a resource that takes a strengths based approach to what women can do to support their mental health. The resource includes a poster and an A5 flyer that provides more information on what you can do if you have too many problems.  

If you would like a copy of the poster or the A5 flyers to display at your organisation contact MHACA 08 89504600 or WOSSCA.

#mentalhealth #genderbasedviolence #strengths #centralaustralia #mpwarnte

MHACA has collaborated with Women's Safety Services of Central Australia to develop a resource that takes a strengths based approach to what women can do to support their mental health. If you would like a copy of the poster or the A5 flyers to display at your organisation contact MHACA 08 89504600 or WOSSCA.

#mentalhealth #genderbasedviolence #strengths #centralaustralia #mpwarnte
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MHACA has collaborated with Womens Safety Services of Central Australia to develop a resource that takes a strengths based approach to what women can do to support their mental health. If you would like a copy of the poster or the A5 flyers to display at your organisation contact MHACA 08 89504600 or WOSSCA.

#mentalhealth #genderbasedviolence #strengths #centralaustralia #mpwarnte

New year, new dates for the diary! Register now for one of Black Dog Institute's free webinars to access evidence-based mental health education wherever you are → bit.ly/39m7zfy ... See MoreSee Less

New year, new dates for the diary! Register now for one of Black Dog Institutes free webinars to access evidence-based mental health education wherever you are → https://bit.ly/39m7zfy

Stigma and shame continue to exist for many culturally and linguistically diverse community members.

"I grew up in a culture where many people don’t talk about mental health issues. So, it has always been hard to discuss my mental health journey with others. However, having navigated challenges and stigma around mental health issues to get support, I would like to share what I've learnt so others know they are not alone."

Read more at www.sane.org/information-stories/the-sane-blog/my-story/how-i-learnt-it-s-ok-to-get-help?
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Stigma and shame continue to exist for many culturally and linguistically diverse community members.

I grew up in a culture where many people don’t talk about mental health issues. So, it has always been hard to discuss my mental health journey with others. However, having navigated challenges and stigma around mental health issues to get support, I would like to share what Ive learnt so others know they are not alone.

Read more at https://www.sane.org/information-stories/the-sane-blog/my-story/how-i-learnt-it-s-ok-to-get-help?

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.

For more information on supporting wellbeing go to mhaca.org.au/mentalhealthpromotion/communitywellbeing/healthyminds/
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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.

For more information on supporting wellbeing go to https://mhaca.org.au/mentalhealthpromotion/communitywellbeing/healthyminds/