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Beautiful exhibits from The Art of Our Healing

The Art of Our Healing was an exhibition by participants of the Mental Health Association of Central Australia to celebrate Mental Health Week from 9-15 October 2016. Mental Health Week is Australia’s way of raising community awareness about mental health and celebrates World Mental Health Day which falls on 10 October every year. It’s a chance

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Day to Day Living November 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 November 2016. D2DL November 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 Tenancy Support Program

MHACA is excited to announce a new program with a focus on supporting participants to obtain and maintain secure housing. The program emphasises a client centred approach with an aim to deliver a holistic and tailored plan for the individual. Along with the new program we also welcome the two new Tenancy Support Workers who

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Media Release: The Art of Our Healing

There’s something more than just art and craft happening in the art groups on Thursdays at the Mental Health Association of Central Australia. For the past four months, participants of MHACA have sat together in the Drop in Centre on Lindsay Avenue creating art for an exhibition. Tender hands have lovingly crafted felt, papier mâché,

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Day to Day Living October 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 October 2016. D2DL October 2016 Calendar Please contact us on 8950 4600 for further information, or if you would like to attend an activity.

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Olympic festivities at MHACA

Our Day to Day Living Program and Drop In Centre were buzzing through August with a special atmosphere celebrating personal achievement and cultural diversity, coinciding with the Olympic Games. We kicked off the festival with a pancake breakfast on the 5th August, where the MHACA Olympic torch was lit. Thanks to Mike our Training Co-ordinator

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Day to Day Living September 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 September 2016. D2DL September 2016 Calendar Please contact us on 8950 4600 for further information, or if you would like to attend an activity.

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Day to Day Living August 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 August 2016. D2DL August 2016 Calendar Please contact us on 8950 4600 for further information, or if you would like to attend an activity.

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MHACA – a Finalist in the 2016 Telstra Business Awards

MHACA are thrilled to have been nominated and recognised as a finalist in the Inaugural Charity Category of the Telstra Business Awards. Entering its 24th year, the Telstra Business awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of the small and medium business sector. In 2016, a new category for Charities has been added to recognise the

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MHACA is now Open for Business

We’re pleased to announce that our Day to Day Living activities and the Drop In Centre will resume normal opening hours – 8:30am to 3:00pm – from Monday 25 July. Please continue to use the rear entrance to the building while the front half of our building undergoes repairs over the next 8 to 10

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Learn valuable skills to be able to assist someone in distress at the next Standard Mental Health First Aid Course, 10th & 11th September. Email training@mhaca.org.au to register or for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

Learn valuable skills to be able to assist someone in distress at the next Standard Mental Health First Aid Course, 10th & 11th September. Email training@mhaca.org.au to register or for more information.

Tomorrow night join SANE Australia's Carers Forum – Caring about, Not Caring For – Tuesday 20th of August 7-9pm AEST, which is 6.30pm NT time.

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Tomorrow night join SANE Australias Carers Forum – Caring about, Not Caring For – Tuesday 20th of August 7-9pm AEST, which is 6.30pm NT time.

https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Caring-about-not-caring-for-Tues-20-Aug-7pm-AEDT/m-p/707377

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Some great photos from the Suicide Prevention Forum that was held over the last two days here in Alice Springs. MHACA is a member of the Central Australia Life Promotion Network, who organised this event.

Make sure you like the page to support suicide prevention work here in Central Australia.
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Some great photos from the Suicide Prevention Forum that was held over the last two days here in Alice Springs. MHACA is a member of the Central Australia Life Promotion Network, who organised this event.

Make sure you like the page to support suicide prevention work here in Central Australia.

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Tune in to tonight's Lived Experience Forum; Self Esteem & Mental Health – Tuesday 13th of August 7-9pm AEST which is 6.30pm Central Australian time.

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Tune in to tonights Lived Experience Forum; Self Esteem & Mental Health – Tuesday 13th of August 7-9pm AEST which is 6.30pm Central Australian time.

https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Self-Esteem-amp-Mental-Health-Tues-13th-Aug-7pm/m-p/724191

Registration is still open for next weeks Suicide Prevention Forum at Olive Pink Botanic Garden in Alice Springs.

Day 1 (14th August) - the suicide prevention forum & threat workshop

Day 2 (15th August) - the suicide prevention networking opportunity to share ideas on how to move forward in suicide prevention work.

The purpose of the forum is to;

Showcase some of the strength-based initiatives and suicide prevention work that has been developed in Central Australia

Facilitate a workshop about suicide being used as a threat, an issue requiring special attention in this region

Bring service providers and community representatives together to plan a way forward

Ensure that presentations and participation give voice to Aboriginal peoples of Central Australia, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and people with a lived experience of suicide

The event is being organised by the Life Promotion Network (LPN). For a registration form or for more information contact Laurencia Grant - lagrant@redcross.org.au
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Registration is still open for next weeks Suicide Prevention Forum at Olive Pink Botanic Garden in Alice Springs.

Day 1 (14th August) - the suicide prevention forum & threat workshop

Day 2 (15th August) - the suicide prevention networking opportunity to share ideas on how to move forward in suicide prevention work.

The purpose of the forum is to;

Showcase some of the strength-based initiatives and suicide prevention work that has been developed in Central Australia

Facilitate a workshop about suicide being used as a threat, an issue requiring special attention in this region

Bring service providers and community representatives together to plan a way forward

Ensure that presentations and participation give voice to Aboriginal peoples of Central Australia, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and people with a lived experience of suicide

The event is being organised by the Life Promotion Network (LPN). For a registration form or for more information contact Laurencia Grant - lagrant@redcross.org.au

A reminder to book in for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid Training 7th & 8th August. Email training@mhaca.org.au ... See MoreSee Less

A reminder to book in for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid Training 7th & 8th August. Email training@mhaca.org.au

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Check out this great resource developed by the Menzies School of Health Research talking about mental health. The video was developed with First Nations Australians in the Northern Territory (NT, Australia) to ensure that the messages are meaningful and appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This video has been translated into EC Arrernte language spoken in Alice Springs (NT, Australia

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