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MHACA staff complete Certificate IV in Mental Health

Congratulations to our staff – Sharon Harris, Shannon Toombs, Samantha Alampi, Be Ward, Daniel Tavai and Mike Cassidy – for successfully completing Certificate IV in Mental Health at Charles Darwin University. At MHACA we are committed to excellence and proudly support staff and participants to achieve their goals and aspirations. Pictured below are Ashesh Patel

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Changed services at MHACA due to Storm Damage

Our premises have suffered damage from the storms that hit Alice Springs on Friday 17th June 2016. MHACA continues to offer limited services as a result. From Wednesday 29th June MHACA will open its Day to Day Living activities and Drop In Centre at its premises from 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday. Our Support

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Day to Day Living June 2016 Calendar Now Out!

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 June 2016. D2DL June 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 May 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 May 2016. D2DL May 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 delivers a Suicide Story Workshop in Tennant Creek

Suicide Story was delivered in Tennant Creek earlier this year. A record number of people completed the program, with 24 people receiving certificates of attainment. Everyone who participated in this workshop found it to be worthwhile. According to Tennant Creek based Facilitator Valda Shannon ‘It really lit my fire being at this workshop among my

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

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International Women’s Day – Tuesday 8 March

MHACA attended a fantastic International Women’s Fair Day event on the Alice Springs Hospital Lawns on Tuesday 8 March. An initiative of Tangentyere Council and the Alice Springs Women’s Shelter for International Women’s Day, the fair celebrated the talents and hard work of women from Alice Springs and town camp communities. The MHACA stall asked

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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

#LetsChalkAboutMentalHealth We need to reduce the stigma around mental ill health and suicide. ... See MoreSee Less

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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