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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Congratulations to MHACA Mental Health Recovery Support Worker, Lachlan Thompson (Locky) for winning the NT Mental Health Workers Award this week. Locky travelled to Darwin and received the award at Parliament House. The ceremony was hosted by the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition.

Locky is a dedicated mental health support worker making a difference to the lives of people in Alice Springs with complex and enduring mental health conditions.

In particular, Locky provides support to Aboriginal men with chronic and persistent mental health conditions through the MHACA Men’s Yarning Circle program.

Locky facilitates the Men’s Yarning Circle activities which focus on decreasing the stigma associated with suicide. It provides a safe place for Aboriginal men to ‘yarn’ about mental health and provides supports which can help reduce stigma and feelings of shame.

Locky has facilitated the Yarning Circle activities since its inception and has been a key contributor to the programs’ success.

See a short video about the program at www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5n6NuV9Jrw and www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx9ee5Sgem4

Locky is committed to supporting participants improve their wellbeing and actively helps people work towards reaching their goals.

Well done Locky!

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Congratulations to MHACA Mental Health Recovery Support Worker, Lachlan Thompson (Locky) for winning the NT Mental Health Workers Award this week. Locky travelled to Darwin and received the award at Parliament House. The ceremony was hosted by the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition. 

Locky is a dedicated mental health support worker making a difference to the lives of people in Alice Springs with complex and enduring mental health conditions.

In particular, Locky provides support to Aboriginal men with chronic and persistent mental health conditions through the MHACA Men’s Yarning Circle program.

Locky facilitates the Men’s Yarning Circle activities which focus on decreasing the stigma associated with suicide. It provides a safe place for Aboriginal men to ‘yarn’ about mental health and provides supports which can help reduce stigma and feelings of shame. 

Locky has facilitated the Yarning Circle activities since its inception and has been a key contributor to the programs’ success. 

See a short video about the program at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5n6NuV9Jrw and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx9ee5Sgem4

Locky is committed to supporting participants improve their wellbeing and actively helps people work towards reaching their goals.

Well done Locky!

#mentalhealthweek

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Stress Less in the Park is tomorrow Friday 15 October. Come down to the Alice Springs Town Council Civic Centre Lawns between 10am-1pm and listen to some great music, speakers and learn more about the services that can support you here in Alice Springs. With free massages and the Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

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Stress Less in the Park is tomorrow Friday 15 October. Come down to the Alice Springs Town Council Civic Centre Lawns between 10am-1pm and listen to some great music, speakers and learn more about the services that can support you here in Alice Springs. With free massages and the Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

#stressless

We had some great fun today at the Connect to Wellbeing event at the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre for Mental Health Week.

Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed the free aqua class, a waterslide and a shared healthy lunch. Thanks to the Alice Springs Town Council Healthy Communities Program for co-hosting the event.

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If you are in Alice Springs join us for two Mental Health Week events tomorrow, Wednesday 13 October.

Connect to Wellbeing – Fun at the Pool. 11 am-1 pm Wednesday 13 October. Exercise supports our wellbeing. Come to the Alice Springs Aquatic Centre for a gentle water exercise class, go on the waterslides or just have a swim. With a free healthy lunch.
Free entry to the Alice Springs Aquatic Centre between 11am-1pm.
Hosted by the Alice Springs Town Council and MHACA.

The Girl on the Bridge - Free film screening. 6 pm Wednesday 13 October. Alice Springs Cinema. The story of a young woman with the weight of a generation on her shoulders. Having survived her own suicidal struggles Jazz Thornton is a mental health activist, fighting to change how society and the system are dealing with young people like her. Ultimately this is a film about hope. It’s a film about redemption. It’s a challenge to all of us to try to understand.

Free but RSVP's essential: events.humanitix.com/tgotbscreening

Please note: this film explores the issue of young people and suicidal ideation. Support will be available at the screening for anyone who requires it. Find more information at www.thegirlonthebridgefilm.com.au/

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If you are in Alice Springs join us for two Mental Health Week events tomorrow, Wednesday 13 October.

Connect to Wellbeing – Fun at the Pool. 11 am-1 pm Wednesday 13 October. Exercise supports our wellbeing. Come to the Alice Springs Aquatic Centre for a gentle water exercise class, go on the waterslides or just have a swim. With a free healthy lunch.
Free entry to the Alice Springs Aquatic Centre between 11am-1pm.
Hosted by the Alice Springs Town Council and MHACA.

The Girl on the Bridge - Free film screening. 6 pm Wednesday 13 October. Alice Springs Cinema. The story of a young woman with the weight of a generation on her shoulders. Having survived her own suicidal struggles Jazz Thornton is a mental health activist, fighting to change how society and the system are dealing with young people like her. Ultimately this is a film about hope. It’s a film about redemption. It’s a challenge to all of us to try to understand. 

Free but RSVPs essential: https://events.humanitix.com/tgotbscreening

Please note: this film explores the issue of young people and suicidal ideation. Support will be available at the screening for anyone who requires it. Find more information at https://www.thegirlonthebridgefilm.com.au/

#mentalhealthweek #alicesprings

It's Mental Health Week! Today parents and carers from the regular Baby Set Go class facilitated by the Alice Springs Town Council Healthy Communities Program, participated in a focused discussion on mental health at the Connect to Wellbeing event.

This was followed by a 30 minute exercise session and a shared morning tea.

For any parents or carers seeking further information on improving family wellbeing try the Beyond Blue online resource healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/ or raisingchildren.net.au/

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Its Mental Health Week! Today parents and carers from the regular Baby Set Go class facilitated by the Alice Springs Town Council Healthy Communities Program, participated in a focused discussion on mental health at the Connect to Wellbeing event.

This was followed by a 30 minute exercise session and a shared morning tea.

For any parents or carers seeking further information on improving family wellbeing try the Beyond Blue online resource https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/ or https://raisingchildren.net.au/

#mentalhealthweek #wellbeing #parenting

Community members are invited to Stress Less in the Park 10am-1pm Friday 15 October Alice Springs Town Council Civic Centre Lawns.

Stress Less in the Park is a feature of Mental Health Week and provides a focus on mental health and wellbeing. With speakers, music by Maddy, Xavia and Paul Ah Chee, stalls, kids activities including the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, food and drinks.

A free whole of community event.

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Community members are invited to Stress Less in the Park 10am-1pm Friday 15 October Alice Springs Town Council Civic Centre Lawns.

Stress Less in the Park is a feature of Mental Health Week and provides a focus on mental health and wellbeing. With speakers, music by Maddy, Xavia and Paul Ah Chee, stalls, kids activities including the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, food and drinks.

A free whole of community event.

#mentalhealthweek #alicesprings

Despite the wild weather we had a great turnout for the Chamber of Commerce NT - Central Australia Business at Sunset event here at MHACA last night as part of October Business Month and Mental Health Month.

Attendees learnt more about workplace mental health as well as the work of MHACA, and watched MHACA's short video The Positive Influences of Music on Mental Health - www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvFTleuU51w

Thankyou to the local businesses that provided prize sponsorship on the night - Lhere Artepe Supermarkets, Club Eastside, Bunnings Alice Springs, Geoff Miers Garden Solutions and Lasseters.

Congratulations to Jarrod Wapper for taking the mental health survey and winning the Wellbeing Hamper.

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Despite the wild weather we had a great turnout for the Chamber of Commerce NT - Central Australia Business at Sunset event here at MHACA last night as part of October Business Month and Mental Health Month.

Attendees learnt more about workplace mental health as well as the work of MHACA, and watched MHACAs short video The Positive Influences of Music on Mental Health - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvFTleuU51w

Thankyou to the local businesses that provided prize sponsorship on the night - Lhere Artepe Supermarkets, Club Eastside, Bunnings Alice Springs, Geoff Miers Garden Solutions and Lasseters.

Congratulations to Jarrod Wapper for taking the mental health survey and winning the Wellbeing Hamper.

#octoberbusinessmonth #MentalHealthMonth #mentalhealth

The Girl on the Bridge Film Screening. 6 pm Wednesday 13 October - Alice Springs Cinema. A Free Mental Health Week screening but RSVP's essential: events.humanitix.com/tgotbscreening

The story of a young woman with the weight of a generation on her shoulders. Having survived her own suicidal struggles Jazz Thornton is a mental health activist, fighting to change how society and the system are dealing with young people like her. Ultimately this is a film about hope. It’s a film about redemption. It’s a challenge to all of us to try to understand.

RSVP's essential: events.humanitix.com/tgotbscreening

Please note: this film explores the issue of young people and suicidal ideation. Support will be available at the screening for anyone who requires it. Find more information at www.thegirlonthebridgefilm.com.au/
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The Girl on the Bridge Film Screening. 6 pm Wednesday 13 October - Alice Springs Cinema. A Free Mental Health Week screening but RSVPs essential: https://events.humanitix.com/tgotbscreening

The story of a young woman with the weight of a generation on her shoulders. Having survived her own suicidal struggles Jazz Thornton is a mental health activist, fighting to change how society and the system are dealing with young people like her. Ultimately this is a film about hope. It’s a film about redemption. It’s a challenge to all of us to try to understand.

RSVPs essential: https://events.humanitix.com/tgotbscreening

Please note: this film explores the issue of young people and suicidal ideation. Support will be available at the screening for anyone who requires it. Find more information at https://www.thegirlonthebridgefilm.com.au/

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Connect to Wellbeing – Fun at the Pool. 11 am-1 pm Wednesday 13 October. Alice Springs Aquatic Centre.

Exercise supports our wellbeing. Come to the Aquatic Centre for a gentle water exercise class, go on the waterslides or just have a swim. Free entry to the Alice Springs Aquatic Centre between 11am-1pm.

Hosted by the Alice Springs Town Council and the Mental Health Association Central Australia. A Mental Health Week event.
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Connect to Wellbeing – Fun at the Pool. 11 am-1 pm Wednesday 13 October. Alice Springs Aquatic Centre.

Exercise supports our wellbeing. Come to the Aquatic Centre for a gentle water exercise class, go on the waterslides or just have a swim. Free entry to the Alice Springs Aquatic Centre between 11am-1pm.

Hosted by the Alice Springs Town Council and the Mental Health Association Central Australia. A Mental Health Week event.

Check out MHACA's October Mental Health Matters - with career opportunities & upcoming events - mailchi.mp/e9fb81bd3014/mental-health-matters-career-opportunities-upcoming-events ... See MoreSee Less

Check out MHACAs October Mental Health Matters - with career opportunities & upcoming events - https://mailchi.mp/e9fb81bd3014/mental-health-matters-career-opportunities-upcoming-events