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Rosie Batty visits MHACA

We were very pleased to host Rosie Batty, domestic violence campaigner and the 2015 Australian of the Year, on Tuesday 8 November. Participants and staff were thrilled to hear Rosie speak and draw parallels with our own work to support victims of domestic violence. “Personal safety is vital to good mental health” according to our CEO Sabine Wedemeyer.  A person

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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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Congratulations to Cherry Hayward who has won the MHACA Wellbeing Hamper to the value of $150. Cherry dropped by the MHACA stall at Stress Less In The Park on Friday and answered a question about what mental health focused activities she would like to see organised in our community. Well done Cherry!

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Congratulations to Cherry Hayward who has won the MHACA Wellbeing Hamper to the value of $150. Cherry dropped by the MHACA stall at Stress Less In The Park on Friday and answered a question about what mental health focused activities she would like to see organised in our community. Well done Cherry!

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A lovely relaxing day at Stress Less In The Park, with a special performance by MHACA music group Kututu Wattle Seeds. Great to see all the support organisations raising awareness about the services available in Alice Springs, and the community members who attended.

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A lovely relaxing day at Stress Less In The Park, with a special performance by MHACA music group Kututu Wattle Seeds. Great to see all the support organisations raising awareness about the services available in Alice Springs, and the community members who attended.

#mentalhealthweek #endthestigma

It's Stress Less In The Park tomorrow, Friday 11th October. Come down between 9am-1pm to the Hospital Lawns, Stuart Terrace. 20 local organisations who support health and wellbeing in our community will be there. Lots of fun activities, speakers, music and a high tea. See you there!

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Its Stress Less In The Park tomorrow, Friday 11th October. Come down between 9am-1pm to the Hospital Lawns, Stuart Terrace. 20 local organisations who support health and wellbeing in our community will be there. Lots of fun activities, speakers, music and a high tea. See you there!

#mentalhealthweek #endthestigma #AliceSprings

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Thankyou to those who came, stretched and relaxed for World Mental Health Day! It was a great class led by Charmaine from Get Physical. Thankyou to the Alice Springs Town Council for supporting this event, and the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre for hosting.

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Thankyou to those who came, stretched and relaxed for World Mental Health Day! It was a great class led by Charmaine from Get Physical. Thankyou to the Alice Springs Town Council for supporting this event, and the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre for hosting.

#mentalhealth #endthestigma #relax

It's World Mental Health Day! We know that exercise and being active is an important tool in supporting good mental health. If you're in Alice Springs then come join us at the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre for the Stretch & Relax For Good Mental Health classes. There's still some spots left in both in the 10am and 12pm classes. Entry is free.

Regular exercise may alleviate symptoms of depression by:
• increasing energy levels
• improving sleep
• distracting from worries and rumination
• providing social support and reducing loneliness if exercise is done with other people
• increasing a sense of control and self-esteem, by allowing people to take an active role in their own wellbeing.

More information at: blackdoginstitute.org.au/docs/default-source/factsheets/exercise_depression.pdf?sfvrsn=8
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Its World Mental Health Day! We know that exercise and being active is an important tool in supporting good mental health. If youre in Alice Springs then come join us at the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre for the Stretch & Relax For Good Mental Health classes. Theres still some spots left in both in the 10am and 12pm classes. Entry is free.

Regular exercise may alleviate symptoms of depression by:
• increasing energy levels
• improving sleep
• distracting from worries and rumination
• providing social support and reducing loneliness if exercise is done with other people
• increasing a sense of control and self-esteem, by allowing people to take an active role in their own wellbeing.

More information at: https://blackdoginstitute.org.au/docs/default-source/factsheets/exercise_depression.pdf?sfvrsn=8

A great start to Mental Health Week here in Alice Springs with the film screening of 'Mental' last night and the Morning Tea at MHACA today.

World Mental Health Day is tomorrow, Thursday 10th October and you are invited to join us to Stretch & Relax For Good Mental Health at the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre at 10am and 12pm.

#mentalhealth #endthestigma
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A great start to Mental Health Week here in Alice Springs with the film screening of Mental last night and the Morning Tea at MHACA today.

World Mental Health Day is tomorrow, Thursday 10th October and you are invited to join us to Stretch & Relax For Good Mental Health at the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre at 10am and 12pm.

#mentalhealth #endthestigma

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Only in Australia....only in Alice... Jenni Shaw - screening the mad movie, Mental...to kick off International Mental Health Week! 🤣