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 Calendar To participate in MHACA group activities you

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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 group

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Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health Draft Report Release

The Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health Draft Report was released 31st October. The Productivity Commission estimated that mental illness costs Australia $180 billion annually. It noted that the rate of mental health presentations at emergency departments has risen by about 70 per cent over the past 15 years. The draft report has “documented long-standing

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Group Activities Calendar November

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 November 2019 To participate in

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Group Activities Calendar October

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 October 2019 To participate in

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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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Check out the latest Mental Health Matters E-newsletter from MHACA! mailchi.mp/c5285f398132/mental-health-matters-news-events ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the latest Mental Health Matters E-newsletter from MHACA! https://mailchi.mp/c5285f398132/mental-health-matters-news-events

It's Friday! Which means music jam day at MHACA. It was great to hear everyone singing some of the old classics. Music can be an easily accessible tool to lift your mood. We hope you get to enjoy some music over the weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

Its Friday! Which means music jam day at MHACA. It was great to hear everyone singing some of the old classics. Music can be an easily accessible tool to lift your mood. We hope you get to enjoy some music over the weekend!

Its been Smart Eating Week here at MHACA and today staff and participants shared a healthy lunch. Thankyou to Jenna Pauli from the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Health Promotion Team who came and spoke about being aware of how much sugar is in drinks and sauces - did you know that some orange juices contain up to 10.5 teaspoons of sugar?!

When it comes to supporting good mental health, our diet plays a critical role. Beyond the physical health impacts, diets high in saturated fats and refined sugars impact how we feel emotionally. We need to avoid processed food and incorporate a diet which includes drinking plenty of water and enjoying a wide variety of foods from the five food groups (vegetables, fruit, grains, meat/alternatives and dairy/alternatives) every day.

Find more information on healthy eating at daa.asn.au/smart-eating-for-you/smart-eating-fast-facts/
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Its been Smart Eating Week here at MHACA and today staff and participants shared a healthy lunch. Thankyou to Jenna Pauli from the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Health Promotion Team who came and spoke about being aware of how much sugar is in drinks and sauces - did you know that some orange juices contain up to 10.5 teaspoons of sugar?!

When it comes to supporting good mental health, our diet plays a critical role. Beyond the physical health impacts, diets high in saturated fats and refined sugars impact how we feel emotionally. We need to avoid processed food and incorporate a diet which includes drinking plenty of water and enjoying a wide variety of foods from the five food groups (vegetables, fruit, grains, meat/alternatives and dairy/alternatives) every day.

Find more information on healthy eating at https://daa.asn.au/smart-eating-for-you/smart-eating-fast-facts/

Career Opportunity - Tenancy Support Worker.
Applications close Monday 8 March 4pm.

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with individuals whose tenancy is at risk and provide advice to people who don’t have a tenancy but are looking to establish one.
• Assist clients to explore their options in relation to obtaining housing and in overcoming barriers to securing and maintaining tenancies.
• Work with clients to develop the life skills and knowledge required to maintain tenancies.
• Conduct assessments of new program participants and work with them to develop plans to maximise their chances of maintaining their tenancy.
• Conduct referrals for program participants to appropriate programs and services both within and outside of MHACA.
• Provide appropriate and correct tenancy related information to program participants and others as necessary.
• Advocate on behalf of program participants and negotiate with Government and non-Government Services, landlords, co-tenants and other housing providers.
• Collaborate and partner with other community and housing agencies to support positive outcomes for program participants.

For the full job description and how to apply go to mhaca.org.au/tenancy-support-worker/

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Career Opportunity - Tenancy Support Worker.
Applications close Monday 8 March 4pm.

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with individuals whose tenancy is at risk and provide advice to people who don’t have a tenancy but are looking to establish one.
• Assist clients to explore their options in relation to obtaining housing and in overcoming barriers to securing and maintaining tenancies.
• Work with clients to develop the life skills and knowledge required to maintain tenancies.
• Conduct assessments of new program participants and work with them to develop plans to maximise their chances of maintaining their tenancy.
• Conduct referrals for program participants to appropriate programs and services both within and outside of MHACA.
• Provide appropriate and correct tenancy related information to program participants and others as necessary.
• Advocate on behalf of program participants and negotiate with Government and non-Government Services, landlords, co-tenants and other housing providers.
• Collaborate and partner with other community and housing agencies to support positive outcomes for program participants.

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

Facebook applications will not be accepted.

SANE Australia's Topic Tuesday Lived Experience Forum is exploring Trauma and Recovery with the Blue Knot Foundation, this Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 6.30-7.30pm NT Time.

Join the conversation at mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Trauma-and-Recovery-Blue-Knot-Foundation-Tue...
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SANE Australias Topic Tuesday Lived Experience Forum is exploring Trauma and Recovery with the Blue Knot Foundation, this Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 6.30-7.30pm NT Time.

Join the conversation at https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Trauma-and-Recovery-Blue-Knot-Foundation-Tues-23rd/m-p/1008104

Come and join us at the Equal Futures International Women's Day Fair 5-8pm Saturday 6 March at the Women's Museum of Australia ... See MoreSee Less

Come and join us at the Equal Futures International Womens Day Fair 5-8pm Saturday 6 March at the Womens Museum of Australia

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"Music is a universal language for everyone, it helps relax people." Brian Clyne.

The Mental Health Assoication of Central Australia (MHACA) recently funded a music project to increase the wellbeing of our participants, acknowledging the positive and powerful influence that music has on peoples mental wellbeing. 'Kututu' in Pitjanjatjara means heart, and the foundation for the Kututu Wattleseeds is based in meditation and mindfulness from which music is then created.

MHACA would like to thank Lucia Swift of Sound Wellness for coordinating this project, Pin Rada for production and the MHACA participants for sharing their stories.

For more information on MHACA services and programs go to www.mhaca.org.au
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