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Launch of Watchful Eyes painting by Akeyulerre Healing Centre

We were very happy to have the ladies from the Akeyulerre Healing Centre visit yesterday, to celebrate the launch of a beautiful painting called “Watchful Eyes.” “Watchful Eyes” was commissioned by MHACA to celebrate Mental Health Week in 2016, and sponsored by a grant from the Northern Territory Government Community Benefit Fund. This painting was created by Margaret Turner, Patricia

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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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#YouCanTalk is encouraging people to have a conversation with any friend, family member or colleague who may be struggling.

Research shows anyone can have a positive influence on a friend, family or work colleague considering suicide by starting a conversation and supporting them to seek help.

Learn more at www.lifeinmindaustralia.com.au/youcantalk
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Congratulations to Sarah Irwin, Reimagine today Peer Leader who was a finalist in the Alice Springs Town Council Mayoral Awards 'Champion Award' category today as part of International Day of People with Disability - Australia. Reimagine today supports people with mental health conditions to navigate the NDIS.

The Champion Award is for a per­son with or with­out dis­abil­i­ty who has been an advo­cate for the rights and well-being of peo­ple with disability.

Well done Sarah! We are proud of you! Pictured with Mayor Damien Ryan.
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Congratulations to Sarah Irwin, Reimagine today Peer Leader who was a finalist in the Alice Springs Town Council Mayoral Awards Champion Award category today as part of International Day of People with Disability - Australia. Reimagine today supports people with mental health conditions to navigate the NDIS.

The Champion Award is for a per­son with or with­out dis­abil­i­ty who has been an advo­cate for the rights and well-being of peo­ple with disability.

Well done Sarah! We are proud of you! Pictured with Mayor Damien Ryan.

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Well done Sarah!

Well done and deserved Sarah Congratulations 🥳.

Today is International Day of People with Disability - Australia and MHACA would like to acknowledge our community members who live with a psychosocial disability.

Psychosocial disability relates to the ‘social consequences of disability’ - the effects on someone’s ability to participate fully in life as result of mental health conditions. Those affected can find challenges with education, training, cultural activities, and achieving their goals and aspirations.

Not everyone who has a mental health condition will have a psychosocial disability, but for people who do, it can be severe, longstanding and impact on their recovery. People with a psychosocial disability may also qualify for the NDIS. MHACA provides support for people with a psychosocial disability to apply for the NDIS, manage their plans and engage in skills building activities. More info at ndis@mhaca.org.au

We acknowledge the courage of all people living with a disability and the importance of diversity in our communities.

#endthestigma
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Today is International Day of People with Disability - Australia and MHACA would like to acknowledge our community members who live with a psychosocial disability.

Psychosocial disability relates to the ‘social consequences of disability’ - the effects on someone’s ability to participate fully in life as result of mental health conditions. Those affected can find challenges with education, training, cultural activities, and achieving their goals and aspirations. 

Not everyone who has a mental health condition will have a psychosocial disability, but for people who do, it can be severe, longstanding and impact on their recovery. People with a psychosocial disability may also qualify for the NDIS. MHACA provides support for people with a psychosocial disability to apply for the NDIS, manage their plans and engage in skills building activities. More info at ndis@mhaca.org.au

We acknowledge the courage of all people living with a disability and the importance of diversity in our communities.

#endthestigma

It is with great pleasure that we present MHACA’s Annual Report for 2019, which showcases our work from this past year assisting people with mental health difficulties to live fulfilling lives in the community.

MHACA continues to be an innovator in the provision of services to people with a psychosocial disability. Some of the highlights this year were:

A grant through the NT Department of Business which allowed us to train people with a lived experience of mental health difficulties in Peer Work. Seven people participated in a comprehensive training program and have now joined the MHACA workforce in casual and part-time roles alongside other program staff in the group programs and Drop-in Centre

Reestablishment of our Health Promotion Unit with a strong focus on suicide prevention, stigma reduction, training and professional development services

In collaboration with NSW Mental Health Coordinating Council and the NT Mental Health Coalition, facilitating the development of resources to support Aboriginal people access the NDIS

Celebrating 10 years of delivering of the Suicide Story program

Our Services Manager Kath Broadbent, who has since retired, being awarded Mental Health Worker of the Year

Successful establishment of our NDIS Support Coordination services

MHACA is well placed to respond to the challenges in the year ahead as we move to full implementation of the NDIS. I would like to thank the staff, my fellow board members, the participants and the Central Australian community for the support over the last year and we look forward to your continued support.

MHACA Chairperson
Emma Williams

Download the full report at mhaca.org.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/MHACA-Annual_Report-2018_2019-Spreads-.pdf

#endthestigma #mentalhealth #AliceSprings
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It is with great pleasure that we present MHACA’s Annual Report for 2019, which showcases our work from this past year assisting people with mental health difficulties to live fulfilling lives in the community.  

MHACA continues to be an innovator in the provision of services to people with a psychosocial disability. Some of the highlights this year were:

A grant through the NT Department of Business which allowed us to train people with a lived experience of mental health difficulties in Peer Work. Seven people participated in a comprehensive training program and have now joined the MHACA workforce in casual and part-time roles alongside other program staff in the group programs and Drop-in Centre 

Reestablishment of our Health Promotion Unit with a strong focus on suicide prevention, stigma reduction, training and professional development services

In collaboration with NSW Mental Health Coordinating Council and the NT Mental Health Coalition, facilitating the development of resources to support Aboriginal people access the NDIS

Celebrating 10 years of delivering of the Suicide Story program

Our Services Manager Kath Broadbent, who has since retired, being awarded Mental Health Worker of the Year

Successful establishment of our NDIS Support Coordination services

MHACA is well placed to respond to the challenges in the year ahead as we move to full implementation of the NDIS. I would like to thank the staff, my fellow board members, the participants and the Central Australian community for the support over the last year and we look forward to your continued support.

MHACA Chairperson 
Emma Williams

Download the full report at https://mhaca.org.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/MHACA-Annual_Report-2018_2019-Spreads-.pdf

#endthestigma #mentalhealth #AliceSprings

Introducing the new MHACA Board, elected at last night's AGM. All members bring a wealth of experience and a passion for improving the mental health of our community.

Pictured from left - Emma Williams, Mary Menotti, Susan Brooks, Frank Curtis, Peter Dash, Ali Thorn, Maree Corbo, Dira Horne and Peter Riley. Absent - Jo Nixon

The MHACA Annual Report can be found at mhaca.org.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/MHACA-Annual_Report-2018_2019-Spreads-.pdf
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Introducing the new MHACA Board, elected at last nights AGM. All members bring a wealth of experience and a passion for improving the mental health of our community.

Pictured from left - Emma Williams, Mary Menotti, Susan Brooks, Frank Curtis, Peter Dash, Ali Thorn, Maree Corbo, Dira Horne and Peter Riley. Absent - Jo Nixon

The MHACA Annual Report can be found at https://mhaca.org.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/MHACA-Annual_Report-2018_2019-Spreads-.pdf

MHACA is a specialist NDIS mental health provider with a focus on recovery and making positive changes to support participants health and wellbeing. We can assist participants to access the NDIS, help prepare for and manage their plan, and we provide a range of services to help support participant goals. Email ndis@mhaca.org.au for more information.

We provide:

NDIS support coordination
Life skills development
Social and community participation activities
Physical wellbeing activities
Therapeutic support
Accommodation and tenancy assistance
Skills development in a group
Education and employment ready activities
Drop off transport service
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MHACA is a specialist NDIS mental health provider with a focus on recovery and making positive changes to support participants health and wellbeing. We can assist participants to access the NDIS, help prepare for and manage their plan, and we provide a range of services to help support participant goals. Email ndis@mhaca.org.au for more information.

We provide:

NDIS support coordination
Life skills development
Social and community participation activities
Physical wellbeing activities
Therapeutic support
Accommodation and tenancy assistance
Skills development in a group
Education and employment ready activities
Drop off transport service

MHACA will be delivering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid training in Tennant Creek, Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th December.

There are still a few spots available. Registration forms are available by emailing training@mhaca.org.au or calling Billie-Jo Wesley on 89504600
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MHACA will be delivering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid training in Tennant Creek, Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th December. 

There are still a few spots available. Registration forms are available by emailing training@mhaca.org.au or calling Billie-Jo Wesley on 89504600