January 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 January Group Activities Calendar To participate in MHACA

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Towards A Mentally Healthier New Year

A new year provides the opportunity for a fresh approach however often New Year’s resolutions don’t work as people can set goals that are hard to achieve, and then feel bad about themselves if they don’t achieve them. Be kind to yourself in 2021. Any small steps you make towards a healthier lifestyle will help

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Provide feedback with the YES Survey

Have Your Say – Do the YES Survey!  Open December 1 – 18 The YES Survey is for MHACA participants to provide feedback that helps to improve services. It’s all about Your Experience of Service. The YES survey is voluntary and the information collected is anonymous. Come in on Wednesday or Thursday and collect a YES burger when

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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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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/