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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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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Whilst MHACA will be closed Monday as it is a public holiday, this is a reminder that the lived experience and carer's online forums are available and moderated at all times at mhaca.saneforums.org ... See MoreSee Less

Whilst MHACA will be closed Monday as it is a public holiday, this is a reminder that the lived experience and carers online forums are available and moderated at all times at https://mhaca.saneforums.org

NDIS SUPPORT COORDINATOR

MHACA’s Support Coordination Team assists NDIS participants with mental health difficulties and a permanent and significant disability to access quality formal and informal support services in their community. The Support Coordinator will have responsibility for establishing and maintaining a positive collaborative relationship with the participant. They have responsibility for ensuring the participant is linked to the services and supports that will allow them to achieve the goals articulated in their NDIS Plan. The Support Coordinator will actively be involved in the development, implementation, monitoring, review and reporting of participants programs with key stakeholders.

Participants are supported and encouraged to have control and choice over how, when and where those supports are provided. Support Coordinators are employed to facilitate this process and help participants and their families seek opportunities to build capacity to enable them to reach greater levels of independence and improved quality of life.

To find the position description and selection criteria go to mhaca.org.au/ndis-support-coordinator/
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NDIS SUPPORT COORDINATOR

MHACA’s Support Coordination Team assists NDIS participants with mental health difficulties and a permanent and significant disability to access quality formal and informal support services in their community. The Support Coordinator will have responsibility for establishing and maintaining a positive collaborative relationship with the participant. They have responsibility for ensuring the participant is linked to the services and supports that will allow them to achieve the goals articulated in their NDIS Plan. The Support Coordinator will actively be involved in the development, implementation, monitoring, review and reporting of participants programs with key stakeholders.

Participants are supported and encouraged to have control and choice over how, when and where those supports are provided. Support Coordinators are employed to facilitate this process and help participants and their families seek opportunities to build capacity to enable them to reach greater levels of independence and improved quality of life.

To find the position description and selection criteria go to https://mhaca.org.au/ndis-support-coordinator/

The “Feeling Sad Or Worried?” animation has been developed by MHACA and encourages community members to reach out if they are experiencing mental health difficulties. It provides contacts for organisations that can provide support in the Arrernte language.

1 in 5 Australians are experiencing mental ill health each year and recent figures (2017-2018 Australian Bureau Statistics) show that 1 in 8 Australians are currently experiencing high or very high levels of psychological distress. It is estimated up to two thirds of people with a mental health disorder do not seek help from professionals.

There are often a number of barriers preventing people with mental health difficulties in seeking help. Many people don’t seek help until a crisis point is reached which impacts on the ability for the person to recover quickly and puts pressure on emergency services.

The key message is to reach out if your are feeling down, sad or worried as a number of supports are available.

The animation was produced by ITALK Studios in the Arrernte language.
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Today is the launch of Reimagine today Stage 2, a project which provides support to people living with mental health conditions with the NDIS. MHACA is proud to have worked on the project, on behalf of the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition. This stage includes:
* A new look website, updated in line with community needs
* new resources co-designed with people from diverse communities
* A reimagine.today app – a spot for people to store information about themselves and keep track of their NDIS access journey, and appointments, etc.
* Skill building resources for people living with mental health conditions
* A Self-Care Hub

Have a look at the new resources at www.reimagine.today

Here is a video that MHACA helped produce:
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MHACA is hiring! Finance and Administration Team Leader.

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Finance and Administration Team Leader is a key role responsible for supporting the effective functioning of the organisation through the design and delivery of key organisational systems including, finance, human resources, administration, resource management including our vehicle fleet, policy and procedure, quality and safety, and governance support.

The Finance and Administration Team Leader will work under the direction of the Corporate Services Manager to further the objectives of the Association in line with the approved MHACA Strategic Plan. This role also will assist the organisation to manage key tasks, accounts, systems and processes associated with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Responsibilities include managing the office administration; including human resource support to the Association, manage and coordinate a small administrative team and supervise external contracted services; involvement in financial management; ensuring an efficient, effective and safe workplace for all employees. The role will also assist in, and provide advice on, activities designed to meet the business and organisational transitional needs relating to NDIS and be a key contact.

Applications due 12th June.

For a full job description please got to mhaca.org.au/finance-and-administration-team-leader/
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MHACA is hiring! Finance and Administration Team Leader.

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Finance and Administration Team Leader is a key role responsible for supporting the effective functioning of the organisation through the design and delivery of key organisational systems including, finance, human resources, administration, resource management including our vehicle fleet, policy and procedure, quality and safety, and governance support.

The Finance and Administration Team Leader will work under the direction of the Corporate Services Manager to further the objectives of the Association in line with the approved MHACA Strategic Plan.  This role also will assist the organisation to manage key tasks, accounts, systems and processes associated with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Responsibilities include managing the office administration; including human resource support to the Association, manage and coordinate a small administrative team and supervise external contracted services; involvement in financial management; ensuring an efficient, effective and safe workplace for all employees.  The role will also assist in, and provide advice on, activities designed to meet the business and organisational transitional needs relating to NDIS and be a key contact.

Applications due 12th June.

For a full job description please got to https://mhaca.org.au/finance-and-administration-team-leader/

Tonight's SANE Australia's Topic Tuesday is a live mindfulness session with a SANE counsellor. Join the group at 6.30pm NT Time, Tuesday 26 May, at mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Join-us-for-our-online-mindfulness-group-Tues-26th-May-7-8...

Mindfulness practice helps people connect to what is happening in the moment. This reduces stress, making people feel calmer and allowing them to think more clearly🧘. Taking a few minutes out of your day to focus on your thoughts and surroundings can have really positive effects on your mental wellbeing.

If you’ve never tried meditation before, or you’d like to continue practicing, everyone is welcome!
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Tonights SANE Australias Topic Tuesday is a live mindfulness session with a SANE counsellor. Join the group at 6.30pm NT Time, Tuesday 26 May, at https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Join-us-for-our-online-mindfulness-group-Tues-26th-May-7-8-30pm/m-p/866215

Mindfulness practice helps people connect to what is happening in the moment. This reduces stress, making people feel calmer and allowing them to think more clearly🧘. Taking a few minutes out of your day to focus on your thoughts and surroundings can have really positive effects on your mental wellbeing.

If you’ve never tried meditation before, or you’d like to continue practicing, everyone is welcome!