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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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NT Police learn about MHACA’s Suicide Bereavement Service during February and March 2016

Around 55 Northern Territory Police Officers attended mandatory information sessions about MHACA’s StandBy Response service over a period of five weeks in Alice Springs recently. Sessions were supported by MHACA staff talking about mental health first aid, StandBy Response team members sharing their experiences and Headspace School Support providing additional information about their role in

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

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SANE (Australia) Bereavement and Mental Illness Workshop

MHACA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Bereavement and Mental Illness Workshop that SANE is delivering across Australia, here in Alice Springs on Thursday 19 May 2016. The workshop is aimed at providing participants with knowledge and skills to better support family and friends of people with mental illness who have

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Day to Day Living February 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 February 2016. D2DL February 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 Training Dates for 2016

MHACA will once again be offering a range of accredited, targeted and bespoke training courses to organisations, professionals and community members. Please click on the calendar link to see what training is available for 2016. MHACA External Training Calendar Please contact us for further information or to register for one of the above programs.

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MHACA participants feature in the Centralian Advocate

MHACA held a range of events during the week of 5-10 October to celebrate Mental Health Week. We were very fortunate to take up several opportunities to promote Mental Health Week in the local media, with three of MHACA’s participants speaking to the Centralian Advocate about their personal experiences. MHACA CEO Paul Tomaszewski was also

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Mental Health Week 2015: Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2015 October 4th to 10th is Mental Health Week. In fact, October is designated as Mental Health Month. This years’ theme for Mental Health Week is “Mental Health Begins With Me” with three objectives – to reduce stigma, encourage help seeking behaviour and foster connectivity in communities. “This is a

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MHACA Annual Report 2013/4

Earlier this month MHACA held its Annual General Meeting and released the 2013/4 Annual Report. It was a busy year for MHACA and you can read all about what we have been up to here.MHACA Annual Report 2013-4

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Congratulations to Cherry Hayward who has won the MHACA Wellbeing Hamper to the value of $150. Cherry dropped by the MHACA stall at Stress Less In The Park on Friday and answered a question about what mental health focused activities she would like to see organised in our community. Well done Cherry!

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Congratulations to Cherry Hayward who has won the MHACA Wellbeing Hamper to the value of $150. Cherry dropped by the MHACA stall at Stress Less In The Park on Friday and answered a question about what mental health focused activities she would like to see organised in our community. Well done Cherry!

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A lovely relaxing day at Stress Less In The Park, with a special performance by MHACA music group Kututu Wattle Seeds. Great to see all the support organisations raising awareness about the services available in Alice Springs, and the community members who attended.

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A lovely relaxing day at Stress Less In The Park, with a special performance by MHACA music group Kututu Wattle Seeds. Great to see all the support organisations raising awareness about the services available in Alice Springs, and the community members who attended.

#mentalhealthweek #endthestigma

It's Stress Less In The Park tomorrow, Friday 11th October. Come down between 9am-1pm to the Hospital Lawns, Stuart Terrace. 20 local organisations who support health and wellbeing in our community will be there. Lots of fun activities, speakers, music and a high tea. See you there!

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Its Stress Less In The Park tomorrow, Friday 11th October. Come down between 9am-1pm to the Hospital Lawns, Stuart Terrace. 20 local organisations who support health and wellbeing in our community will be there. Lots of fun activities, speakers, music and a high tea. See you there!

#mentalhealthweek #endthestigma #AliceSprings

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Thankyou to those who came, stretched and relaxed for World Mental Health Day! It was a great class led by Charmaine from Get Physical. Thankyou to the Alice Springs Town Council for supporting this event, and the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre for hosting.

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Thankyou to those who came, stretched and relaxed for World Mental Health Day! It was a great class led by Charmaine from Get Physical. Thankyou to the Alice Springs Town Council for supporting this event, and the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre for hosting.

#mentalhealth #endthestigma #relax

It's World Mental Health Day! We know that exercise and being active is an important tool in supporting good mental health. If you're in Alice Springs then come join us at the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre for the Stretch & Relax For Good Mental Health classes. There's still some spots left in both in the 10am and 12pm classes. Entry is free.

Regular exercise may alleviate symptoms of depression by:
• increasing energy levels
• improving sleep
• distracting from worries and rumination
• providing social support and reducing loneliness if exercise is done with other people
• increasing a sense of control and self-esteem, by allowing people to take an active role in their own wellbeing.

More information at: blackdoginstitute.org.au/docs/default-source/factsheets/exercise_depression.pdf?sfvrsn=8
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Its World Mental Health Day! We know that exercise and being active is an important tool in supporting good mental health. If youre in Alice Springs then come join us at the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre for the Stretch & Relax For Good Mental Health classes. Theres still some spots left in both in the 10am and 12pm classes. Entry is free.

Regular exercise may alleviate symptoms of depression by:
• increasing energy levels
• improving sleep
• distracting from worries and rumination
• providing social support and reducing loneliness if exercise is done with other people
• increasing a sense of control and self-esteem, by allowing people to take an active role in their own wellbeing.

More information at: https://blackdoginstitute.org.au/docs/default-source/factsheets/exercise_depression.pdf?sfvrsn=8

A great start to Mental Health Week here in Alice Springs with the film screening of 'Mental' last night and the Morning Tea at MHACA today.

World Mental Health Day is tomorrow, Thursday 10th October and you are invited to join us to Stretch & Relax For Good Mental Health at the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre at 10am and 12pm.

#mentalhealth #endthestigma
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A great start to Mental Health Week here in Alice Springs with the film screening of Mental last night and the Morning Tea at MHACA today.

World Mental Health Day is tomorrow, Thursday 10th October and you are invited to join us to Stretch & Relax For Good Mental Health at the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre at 10am and 12pm.

#mentalhealth #endthestigma

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Only in Australia....only in Alice... Jenni Shaw - screening the mad movie, Mental...to kick off International Mental Health Week! 🤣