Group Activities Calendar September

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 Group Activities Calendar September 2019 To participate in

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Suicide Story Evaluation – Strong Evidence of Impact

Suicide Story is a program that was developed by the Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) in conjunction with Aboriginal people from the Central Australian and Barkly regions, following a spate of suicides in those areas in the early 2000’s. MHACA has been delivering this community capacity building approach to remote communities across the

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NDIS Transition Leaving People With Severe Mental Illness Behind

A report recently released by Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) highlights some of the difficulties and barriers which are being experienced by people with a psychosocial disability in applying for the NDIS. MHACA is one of two organisations in the Northern Territory that have contributed data to the research being conducted by CMHA in conjunction

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Day to Day Living Calendar March-May 2019

Day 2 Day Living (D2DL) 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. D2DL also provides an opportunity for participants to develop personally and professionally as Peers. Download the March – April – May D2DL Calendar For more  information

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Mental Health Worker of the Year

MHACA has been busy celebrating 2018 Mental Health Week. A highlight this year was recognition of the wonderful contribution Kath Broadbent has made to the mental health sector over many years. She was awarded Mental Health Worker of the Year by the Hon. Vicki OHalloran, Administrator of the Northern Territory at Government House on the

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This week has been Homelessness Week. MHACA is a member of NT Shelter and supports a fairer housing deal for all Territorians. Find more information at ntshelter.org.au/ ... See MoreSee Less

This week has been Homelessness Week. MHACA is a member of NT Shelter and supports a fairer housing deal for all Territorians. Find more information at https://ntshelter.org.au/

Help to improve access to mental health support services in the NT. You are invited to take part in a survey looking at ideas for a website that will help guide Territorians to the appropriate mental health support networks and services based on their needs. The NT PHN is looking to engage with Territorians who have experienced mental health challenges and/or have cared for someone struggling with their mental health.

Take the survey at www.ntphn.org.au/consumer-survey-mental-health?fbclid=IwAR3m5DUc2oFm-QF8j7mUejLI8FqnxuSlq13bTssLz...
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Help to improve access to mental health support services in the NT. You are invited to take part in a survey looking at ideas for a website that will help guide Territorians to the appropriate mental health support networks and services based on their needs. The NT PHN is looking to engage with Territorians who have experienced mental health challenges and/or have cared for someone struggling with their mental health.

Take the survey at https://www.ntphn.org.au/consumer-survey-mental-health?fbclid=IwAR3m5DUc2oFm-QF8j7mUejLI8FqnxuSlq13bTssLzzFh2TsFPtsUGNMilbA

Find more information at: mhaca.org.au/mentalhealthpromotion/promotingpeerwork/ ... See MoreSee Less

Find more information at: https://mhaca.org.au/mentalhealthpromotion/promotingpeerwork/

The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) has announced the launch of a pilot project called ‘Collaborative Living on Arrernte Country’ (CLOAC) in response to an identified urgent need for an intensive supported housing program for people with severe and enduring mental illness.

MHACA estimates there to be at least 30 people with significant mental illness who are homeless or insecurely housed in Alice Springs. These individuals face significant barriers to securing long term accommodation options including lack of appropriate housing options, exclusion from the market and unclear and inconsistent referral pathways.

The new intensive support and housing program is an exciting development for people experiencing homelessness in Alice Springs. It will be delivered in collaboration with clinical mental health services, the Department of Housing, Anglicare NT and the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company (CAAHC), with the support of the NT Department of Health.

The program will support people who require an intensive supported living arrangement but are not suited to an NDIS Supported Independent Living style of service. The trial will begin in September 2020 and will run for two years with the aim of supporting approximately ten participants during that time.
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The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) has announced the launch of a pilot project called ‘Collaborative Living on Arrernte Country’ (CLOAC) in response to an identified urgent need for an intensive supported housing program for people with severe and enduring mental illness. 

MHACA estimates there to be at least 30 people with significant mental illness who are homeless or insecurely housed in Alice Springs. These individuals face significant barriers to securing long term accommodation options including lack of appropriate housing options, exclusion from the market and unclear and inconsistent referral pathways.

The new intensive support and housing program is an exciting development for people experiencing homelessness in Alice Springs. It will be delivered in collaboration with clinical mental health services, the Department of Housing, Anglicare NT and the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company (CAAHC), with the support of the NT Department of Health.  

The program will support people who require an intensive supported living arrangement but are not suited to an NDIS Supported Independent Living style of service. The trial will begin in September 2020 and will run for two years with the aim of supporting approximately ten participants during that time.

This week is Homelessness Week. Join MHACA, Alice Springs Youth Accommodation and Support Services Inc, Women's Safety Services of Central Australia, and NT Shelter at the community BBQ on Flynn Church Lawns, 12-2pm Tuesday 4th August.

Homelessness Week is the annual awareness-raising week to highlight the 116,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night. The theme for 2020 is ‘Everybody needs a home’. More information at ntshelter.org.au/homelessness-week/

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This week is Homelessness Week. Join MHACA, Alice Springs Youth Accommodation and Support Services Inc, Womens Safety Services of Central Australia, and NT Shelter at the community BBQ on Flynn Church Lawns, 12-2pm Tuesday 4th August.

Homelessness Week is the annual awareness-raising week to highlight the 116,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night. The theme for 2020 is ‘Everybody needs a home’. More information at https://ntshelter.org.au/homelessness-week/

#HW2020

Tenancy Support Worker
Applications close 4pm Monday 10th August

MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community.

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Tenancy Support Program is responsible for the delivery of client-centred case management for individuals and families, with a focus on achieving sustainable tenancies.

This service is specifically tailored to those living with significant mental health issues, who are eligible for public housing in terms of income but are not eligible for other available tenancy support services to help sustain their tenancy or gain new accommodation.

The Tenancy Support Worker works closely with their immediate team, the Pathways to Recovery staff and the Programs Manager to implement the Tenancy Support Program and assist program participants to obtain and maintain tenancies with MHACA, Department of Housing, private rental or other housing providers.

For a full job description and how to apply please go to mhaca.org.au/tenancy-support-worker/
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Tenancy Support Worker
Applications close 4pm Monday 10th August

MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community.

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Tenancy Support Program is responsible for the delivery of client-centred case management for individuals and families, with a focus on achieving sustainable tenancies.

This service is specifically tailored to those living with significant mental health issues, who are eligible for public housing in terms of income but are not eligible for other available tenancy support services to help sustain their tenancy or gain new accommodation.

The Tenancy Support Worker works closely with their immediate team, the Pathways to Recovery staff and the Programs Manager to implement the Tenancy Support Program and assist program participants to obtain and maintain tenancies with MHACA, Department of Housing, private rental or other housing providers.

For a full job description and how to apply please go to https://mhaca.org.au/tenancy-support-worker/

Healthy Bodies Support Healthy Minds! We had a great Participant Pamper Day at MHACA. Participants shared a healthy lunch whilst receiving some lifestyle tips from Marilyn Kleeman from Inspired Health and Wellbeing, then received haircuts, nail manicures and seated massages. Participants also received a pamper pack. A big thankyou to Mombasa Day Spa and Hair Lounge, and Steve and Cocoa for the massages. ... See MoreSee Less

Healthy Bodies Support Healthy Minds! We had a great Participant Pamper Day at MHACA. Participants shared a healthy lunch whilst receiving some lifestyle tips from Marilyn Kleeman from Inspired Health and Wellbeing, then received haircuts, nail manicures and seated massages. Participants also received a pamper pack. A big thankyou to Mombasa Day Spa and Hair Lounge, and Steve and Cocoa for the massages.