Forming new habits

Do you make New Years resolutions? Statistics show that although 75% of New Years resolutions are kept for the first week of January and less than half make it through the first 6 months. Let’s talk about this topic during at our regular Tuesday talk. Helpful or harmful? You make the call! Are you interested

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Carer Burnout!

The busy holiday period is over, which usually means it’s time that when burnout hits us. During this live chat we look at the warning signs of burn out and explores ways manage it.

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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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This week has been Homelessness Week. MHACA is a member of NT Shelter and supports a fairer housing deal for all Territorians. Find more information at ntshelter.org.au/ ... See MoreSee Less

This week has been Homelessness Week. MHACA is a member of NT Shelter and supports a fairer housing deal for all Territorians. Find more information at https://ntshelter.org.au/

Help to improve access to mental health support services in the NT. You are invited to take part in a survey looking at ideas for a website that will help guide Territorians to the appropriate mental health support networks and services based on their needs. The NT PHN is looking to engage with Territorians who have experienced mental health challenges and/or have cared for someone struggling with their mental health.

Take the survey at www.ntphn.org.au/consumer-survey-mental-health?fbclid=IwAR3m5DUc2oFm-QF8j7mUejLI8FqnxuSlq13bTssLz...
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Help to improve access to mental health support services in the NT. You are invited to take part in a survey looking at ideas for a website that will help guide Territorians to the appropriate mental health support networks and services based on their needs. The NT PHN is looking to engage with Territorians who have experienced mental health challenges and/or have cared for someone struggling with their mental health.

Take the survey at https://www.ntphn.org.au/consumer-survey-mental-health?fbclid=IwAR3m5DUc2oFm-QF8j7mUejLI8FqnxuSlq13bTssLzzFh2TsFPtsUGNMilbA

Find more information at: mhaca.org.au/mentalhealthpromotion/promotingpeerwork/ ... See MoreSee Less

Find more information at: https://mhaca.org.au/mentalhealthpromotion/promotingpeerwork/

The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) has announced the launch of a pilot project called ‘Collaborative Living on Arrernte Country’ (CLOAC) in response to an identified urgent need for an intensive supported housing program for people with severe and enduring mental illness.

MHACA estimates there to be at least 30 people with significant mental illness who are homeless or insecurely housed in Alice Springs. These individuals face significant barriers to securing long term accommodation options including lack of appropriate housing options, exclusion from the market and unclear and inconsistent referral pathways.

The new intensive support and housing program is an exciting development for people experiencing homelessness in Alice Springs. It will be delivered in collaboration with clinical mental health services, the Department of Housing, Anglicare NT and the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company (CAAHC), with the support of the NT Department of Health.

The program will support people who require an intensive supported living arrangement but are not suited to an NDIS Supported Independent Living style of service. The trial will begin in September 2020 and will run for two years with the aim of supporting approximately ten participants during that time.
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The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) has announced the launch of a pilot project called ‘Collaborative Living on Arrernte Country’ (CLOAC) in response to an identified urgent need for an intensive supported housing program for people with severe and enduring mental illness. 

MHACA estimates there to be at least 30 people with significant mental illness who are homeless or insecurely housed in Alice Springs. These individuals face significant barriers to securing long term accommodation options including lack of appropriate housing options, exclusion from the market and unclear and inconsistent referral pathways.

The new intensive support and housing program is an exciting development for people experiencing homelessness in Alice Springs. It will be delivered in collaboration with clinical mental health services, the Department of Housing, Anglicare NT and the Central Australian Affordable Housing Company (CAAHC), with the support of the NT Department of Health.  

The program will support people who require an intensive supported living arrangement but are not suited to an NDIS Supported Independent Living style of service. The trial will begin in September 2020 and will run for two years with the aim of supporting approximately ten participants during that time.

This week is Homelessness Week. Join MHACA, Alice Springs Youth Accommodation and Support Services Inc, Women's Safety Services of Central Australia, and NT Shelter at the community BBQ on Flynn Church Lawns, 12-2pm Tuesday 4th August.

Homelessness Week is the annual awareness-raising week to highlight the 116,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night. The theme for 2020 is ‘Everybody needs a home’. More information at ntshelter.org.au/homelessness-week/

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This week is Homelessness Week. Join MHACA, Alice Springs Youth Accommodation and Support Services Inc, Womens Safety Services of Central Australia, and NT Shelter at the community BBQ on Flynn Church Lawns, 12-2pm Tuesday 4th August.

Homelessness Week is the annual awareness-raising week to highlight the 116,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night. The theme for 2020 is ‘Everybody needs a home’. More information at https://ntshelter.org.au/homelessness-week/

#HW2020

Tenancy Support Worker
Applications close 4pm Monday 10th August

MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community.

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.

The Tenancy Support Worker works closely with their immediate team, the Pathways to Recovery staff and the Programs Manager to implement the Tenancy Support Program and assist program participants to obtain and maintain tenancies with MHACA, Department of Housing, private rental or other housing providers.

For a full job description and how to apply please go to mhaca.org.au/tenancy-support-worker/
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Tenancy Support Worker
Applications close 4pm Monday 10th August

MHACA is a specialist psychosocial recovery and mental health promotion organisation with a strong presence and reputation in the community.

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.

The Tenancy Support Worker works closely with their immediate team, the Pathways to Recovery staff and the Programs Manager to implement the Tenancy Support Program and assist program participants to obtain and maintain tenancies with MHACA, Department of Housing, private rental or other housing providers.

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

Healthy Bodies Support Healthy Minds! We had a great Participant Pamper Day at MHACA. Participants shared a healthy lunch whilst receiving some lifestyle tips from Marilyn Kleeman from Inspired Health and Wellbeing, then received haircuts, nail manicures and seated massages. Participants also received a pamper pack. A big thankyou to Mombasa Day Spa and Hair Lounge, and Steve and Cocoa for the massages. ... See MoreSee Less

Healthy Bodies Support Healthy Minds! We had a great Participant Pamper Day at MHACA. Participants shared a healthy lunch whilst receiving some lifestyle tips from Marilyn Kleeman from Inspired Health and Wellbeing, then received haircuts, nail manicures and seated massages. Participants also received a pamper pack. A big thankyou to Mombasa Day Spa and Hair Lounge, and Steve and Cocoa for the massages.