December Group Activities Calendar

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 December Group Activities Calendar To participate in MHACA

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November Group Activities Calendar

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 November Group Activities Calendar To participate in MHACA group

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Building Healthy Communities

Mental Health Week is a national event each year in October that aims to shine a spotlight on mental health in our communities. Mental Health Week provides an opportunity to increase mental health literacy, inform community members of the support services available and share ideas on what people can do in their lives to support

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

More than 120 people attended ‘Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe’, the World Suicide Prevention Day event in Alice Springs on September 10. MHACA, in partnership with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, National indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), Drug and Alcohol Services Australia (DASA), and Tangentyere Men’s Family Safety Group hosted the community event to highlight

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October Group Activities Calendar

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. Currently all MHACA programs, including the Day Program, remain open

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Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe

Central Australian community members are encouraged to continue ‘Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe’ as part of World Suicide Prevention Day, Thursday 10th September 2020. The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA), in partnership with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress), National indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), Drug and Alcohol Services Australia (DASA), and Tangentyere

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September Group Activities Calendar

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. Currently all MHACA programs, including the Day Program, remain open

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August Group Activities Calendar

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. Currently all MHACA programs, including the Day Program, remain open

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Collaborative Living on Arrernte Country

The Mental Health Association of Central Australia is pleased to announce the beginning of a new intensive support and housing program CLOAC – Collaborative Living on Arrernte Country. The pilot program is targeted to assist people with mental health difficulties who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Alice Springs. The program will start

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MHACA participants and staff enjoyed the Big Day Out in Harmony on the weekend. They got to experience wearing a turban and enjoyed the music and multicultural festivities. Thankyou to Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia, the Alice Springs Town Council and other event partners for facilitating a great community event. ... See MoreSee Less

MHACA participants and staff enjoyed the Big Day Out in Harmony on the weekend. They got to experience wearing a turban and enjoyed the music and multicultural festivities. Thankyou to Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia, the Alice Springs Town Council and other event partners for facilitating a great community event.

The next SANE Australia Topic Tuesday Forum is tomorrow Tuesday 11 May with the topic: 'What Peer Support is and Why It's Great,' at 6.30pm NT Time. Join the conversation at mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-What-peer-support-is-and-why-it-s-great-Tues...

The forum will explore The role of peer support in recovery. Peer support is all about sharing experiences and building supportive relationships with others who understand what you are going through because they have been there before. Often peers are in the best position to be a support to each other because they have skills, strengths and knowledge learnt from the experiences of living with mental health concerns or from caring for a family member or friend.
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The next SANE Australia Topic Tuesday Forum is tomorrow Tuesday 11 May with the topic: What Peer Support is and Why Its Great, at 6.30pm NT Time. Join the conversation at https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-What-peer-support-is-and-why-it-s-great-Tues-11th/m-p/1039300

The forum will explore The role of peer support in recovery. Peer support is all about sharing experiences and building supportive relationships with others who understand what you are going through because they have been there before. Often peers are in the best position to be a support to each other because they have skills, strengths and knowledge learnt from the experiences of living with mental health concerns or from caring for a family member or friend.

We know that eating well and keeping active supports good mental health.

Live_Lighter is a program developed in Western Australia which aims to encourage Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles - to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active.

For some tips on how to move your body and get more active, visit: bit.ly/2QztqJF, or download the Move More May calendar and start the challenge today! bit.ly/3xBj9xd

There's also great recipes and nutrition tips at livelighter.com.au/Top-Tips

#healthylifestyle #mentalhealthThink you can’t find 30 minutes of physical activity? 😅

Walking home from work, riding your bike or even vigorous housework (like mopping or washing windows), gardening and dancing all count towards your total.

How will you find your 30 today?

For some tips on how to move your body and get more active, visit: bit.ly/2QztqJF, or download our Move More May calendar and start the challenge today! bit.ly/3xBj9xd
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We know that eating well and keeping active supports good mental health.

Live_Lighter is a program developed in Western Australia which aims to encourage Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles - to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active. 

For some tips on how to move your body and get more active, visit: https://bit.ly/2QztqJF, or download the Move More May calendar and start the challenge today! https://bit.ly/3xBj9xd

Theres also great recipes and nutrition tips at https://livelighter.com.au/Top-Tips

#healthylifestyle #mentalhealth

Do you want to make a difference to rates of suicide in the Northern Territory? On May 1 2021, NT Suicide Prevention Community Grants round will open for individuals or non government organisations to receive a one off grant for:
1. Localised suicide prevention activities or
2. Workforce suicide prevention training activities
Submit your application by Monday 31 May 2021.
💻 www.nt.gov.au/suicide-prevention-grants
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Do you want to make a difference to rates of suicide in the Northern Territory? On May 1 2021, NT Suicide Prevention Community Grants round will open for individuals or non government organisations to receive a one off grant for: 
1. Localised suicide prevention activities or
2. Workforce suicide prevention training activities
Submit your application by Monday 31 May 2021. 
💻 www.nt.gov.au/suicide-prevention-grants

MHACA is a member of the Mparntwe NAIDOC Organising Committee, and we urge community members to consider making a nomination for the local NAIDOC Awards. Nominations close 24 May. Winners announced during NAIDOC Week 4-11 July. ... See MoreSee Less

MHACA is a member of the Mparntwe NAIDOC Organising Committee, and we urge community members to consider making a nomination for the local NAIDOC Awards. Nominations close 24 May. Winners announced during NAIDOC Week 4-11 July.

MHACA is currently developing a Mental Health In The Workplace workshop for the Alice Springs Community which will be shared when we host Business at Sunset in October.

In the meantime, here the Black Dog Institute share some simple strategies to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in your workplace ✅ Read more → bit.ly/2QQYg08Simple strategies to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in your workplace ✅ Read more → bit.ly/2QQYg08
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MHACA is currently developing a Mental Health In The Workplace workshop for the Alice Springs Community which will be shared when we host Business at Sunset in October.

In the meantime, here the Black Dog Institute share some simple strategies to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in your workplace ✅ Read more → https://bit.ly/2QQYg08

If you are a carer or family member of a person with a NDIS plan with psychosocial supports we are looking for your feedback 6pm Tuesday 27 April at MHACA. To RSVP or for more information about the workshop contact Ruth Apelt - ruth.apelt@mhaca.org.au Phone: 0427 285 123 ... See MoreSee Less

If you are a carer or family member of a person with a NDIS plan with psychosocial supports we are looking for your feedback 6pm Tuesday 27 April at MHACA. To RSVP or for more information about the workshop contact Ruth Apelt - ruth.apelt@mhaca.org.au Phone: 0427 285 123

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Hi there , I am really interested in this workshop ,please if you can explain how I can book for it