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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July 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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June 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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Schizophrenia Awareness Week 17-24 May

Schizophrenia is a common mental health condition which affects the way people think, feel and behave. Up to one in a 100 people experience schizophrenia worldwide, and it often develops between the late teenage years until the early 30’s but can occur at any time. There is a lot of stigma associated with schizophrenia which

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May 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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MHACA Services During COVID-19

The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) is providing an essential service to people who have severe and complex mental health issues and will continue to support our participants through this difficult time. At this stage all our programs, including the Day Program, remain open with increased hygiene and physical distancing measures in place.

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Mental Health Support During COVID-19

If you are feeling anxious or distressed, or are concerned about the mental health of someone else, MHACA can assist you to find the support you need in the local community and beyond. Phone 89504600 between 8am-4pm. Outside of these hours please use phone and online services that are available 24 hours a day. Lifeline

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Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

In recent weeks the global response to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has escalated, making many people feel anxious and stressed. The Mental Health Association of Central Australia offers the following tips to help reduce anxiety during this time: Source information from credible sources Get information from official sources to avoid misinformation. For NT updates

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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/