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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We hope you have a good weekend - remember to do something relaxing or that you enjoy!

Image: MHACA participants at a recent weekend group activity visiting the Alice Springs Desert Park.
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We hope you have a good weekend - remember to do something relaxing or that you enjoy! 

Image: MHACA participants at a recent weekend group activity visiting the Alice Springs Desert Park.

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Fancy listening to some jazz this weekend?

Last week MHACA facilitated an event that provided a focus on women's mental health as part of Women’s Health Week. A range of events happened across the country.

This year, more than ever, we all need a laugh and Jean Hailes for Women's Health is delighted to be able to share the laughs with even more women with the 4th annual Women’s Health Week Comedy Gala.

Date: Saturday 26 September at 7.30pm (AEST)
Where: Live Streaming on Zoom
Tickets: On sale now at go.jeanhailes.org.au/comedy-gala-2020
Age: 18+ (adult content and language). Running time: around 75 mins.

This one-night-only event celebrates women supporting women in a laugh-out-loud night of comedy and music. Hosted by Claire Hooper, this fun event will feature the impressive talents of Celia Pacquola, Cal Wilson, Steph Tisdell, Zoe Coombs Marr, Jude Perl and Aditi Mittal. Produced by Janet a. McLeod.

There will be no topic off limits as these women tell it like it is!
Women’s health is powerful stuff and Jean Hailes’ annual Women’s Health Week (7-11 September) is dedicated to improving the health of all women in Australia.
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Last week MHACA facilitated an event that provided a focus on womens mental health as part of Women’s Health Week. A range of events happened across the country.

This year, more than ever, we all need a laugh and Jean Hailes for Womens Health is delighted to be able to share the laughs with even more women with the 4th annual Women’s Health Week Comedy Gala.

Date: Saturday 26 September at 7.30pm (AEST)
Where: Live Streaming on Zoom
Tickets: On sale now at  https://go.jeanhailes.org.au/comedy-gala-2020
Age: 18+ (adult content and language).  Running time: around 75 mins.
  
This one-night-only event celebrates women supporting women in a laugh-out-loud night of comedy and music. Hosted by Claire Hooper, this fun event will feature the impressive talents of Celia Pacquola, Cal Wilson, Steph Tisdell, Zoe Coombs Marr, Jude Perl and Aditi Mittal. Produced by Janet a. McLeod.

There will be no topic off limits as these women tell it like it is!
Women’s health is powerful stuff and Jean Hailes’ annual Women’s Health Week (7-11 September) is dedicated to improving the health of all women in Australia.

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The MHACA Health Promotion Team participated in the R U OK Day breakfast last Thursday organised by Steven Satour, Campaign Manager – Stronger Together | R U OK?.

R U OK? Day was the same day as World Suicide Prevention Day and Steven also spoke at the "Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe" event on the Council Chamber Lawns.
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The MHACA Health Promotion Team participated in the R U OK Day breakfast last Thursday organised by Steven Satour, Campaign Manager – Stronger Together | R U OK?. 

R U OK? Day was the same day as World Suicide Prevention Day and Steven also spoke at the Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe event on the Council Chamber Lawns.

Heading into the weekend like.....!

MHACA participants recently enjoyed a visit to the Road Transport Hall Of Fame as part of the weekend group activites program. More info on activities and supports at mhaca.org.au/supportandrecovery/groupactivities/

Have a good weekend!
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More than 120 people attended ‘Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe’, today's World Suicide Prevention Day event in Alice Springs.

MHACA, in partnership with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, National indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), Drug and Alcohol Services Australia (DASA), and Tangentyere Men's Family Safety Group hosted the community event to highlight the important role of communities working together in suicide prevention.

World Suicide Prevention Day is a day to remember those who have died by suicide and it is about acknowledging families, friends, workplaces and communities who have been impacted by suicide.

A local focus for the event was the issue of suicide and Aboriginal men, and it was great to hear about some of the programs that are supporting men and mental health more broadly in our community. Attendees were part of a smoking ceremony for healing led by local Elder Sabella Turner, and enjoyed a BBQ and music with Jessie K and Anders.

#WSPD2020 #mentalhealth #EndTheStigma
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More than 120 people attended ‘Working Together to Keep Each Other Safe’, todays World Suicide Prevention Day event in Alice Springs.

MHACA, in partnership with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, National indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), Drug and Alcohol Services Australia (DASA), and Tangentyere Mens Family Safety Group  hosted the community event to highlight the important role of communities working together in suicide prevention.

World Suicide Prevention Day is a day to remember those who have died by suicide and it is about acknowledging families, friends, workplaces and communities who have been impacted by suicide. 

A local focus for the event was the issue of suicide and Aboriginal men, and it was great to hear about some of the programs that are supporting men and mental health more broadly in our community. Attendees were part of a smoking ceremony for healing led by local Elder Sabella Turner, and enjoyed a BBQ and music with Jessie K and Anders.

#WSPD2020 #mentalhealth #EndTheStigma

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It's Women's Health Week! We celebrated today in Alice Springs with a small gathering on the Council Chamber Lawns that provided a focus on women's mental health, and we heard from speakers and enjoyed cupcakes. Thank you to Sabella Turner who provided a Welcome To Country, Kay Eade from the NT Working Women's Centre, and Sophie and Chloe from Central Australian Women's Legal Service Inc. for sharing information about important services for women in our local community. The event was organised by MHACA, Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia NT and headspace Alice Springs. Women's Health Week is organised by Jean Hailes for Women's Health ... See MoreSee Less

Its Womens Health Week! We celebrated today in Alice Springs with a small gathering on the Council Chamber Lawns that provided a focus on womens mental health, and we heard from speakers and enjoyed cupcakes. Thank you to Sabella Turner who provided a Welcome To Country, Kay Eade from the NT Working Womens Centre, and Sophie and Chloe from Central Australian Womens Legal Service Inc. for sharing information about important services for women in our local community. The event was organised by MHACA, Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia NT and headspace Alice Springs. Womens Health Week is organised by Jean Hailes for Womens Health