Group Activities Calendar September

The MHACA Group Activities program is a community based program which aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness by offering structured and socially based activities. Group activities also provide an opportunity for participants to develop personally and professionally as Peers. Download the Group Activities Calendar September 2019 To participate in

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Suicide Story Evaluation – Strong Evidence of Impact

Suicide Story is a program that was developed by the Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) in conjunction with Aboriginal people from the Central Australian and Barkly regions, following a spate of suicides in those areas in the early 2000’s. MHACA has been delivering this community capacity building approach to remote communities across the

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NDIS Transition Leaving People With Severe Mental Illness Behind

A report recently released by Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) highlights some of the difficulties and barriers which are being experienced by people with a psychosocial disability in applying for the NDIS. MHACA is one of two organisations in the Northern Territory that have contributed data to the research being conducted by CMHA in conjunction

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Day to Day Living Calendar March-May 2019

Day 2 Day Living (D2DL) is a community based program which aims to improve the quality of life for individuals with mental illness by offering structured and socially based activities. D2DL also provides an opportunity for participants to develop personally and professionally as Peers. Download the March – April – May D2DL Calendar For more  information

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Mental Health Worker of the Year

MHACA has been busy celebrating 2018 Mental Health Week. A highlight this year was recognition of the wonderful contribution Kath Broadbent has made to the mental health sector over many years. She was awarded Mental Health Worker of the Year by the Hon. Vicki OHalloran, Administrator of the Northern Territory at Government House on the

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This week SANE Australia's Topic Tuesday online forum is on supporting loved ones living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Join the conversation 5.30pm Tuesday 25 January (NT time) at mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Supporting-loved-ones-living-with-BPD-Tuesda...

There are many people actively seeking support around caring for loved ones living with BPD, who often feel isolated and lost in this process.

Come together and ask any questions, as well as share experiences and strategies for self care whilst supporting a loved one living with BPD.

#mentalhealth #carers #borderlinepersonalitydisorder
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This week SANE Australias Topic Tuesday online forum is on supporting loved ones living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Join the conversation 5.30pm Tuesday 25 January (NT time) at https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Supporting-loved-ones-living-with-BPD-Tuesday-25th/m-p/1140210

There are many people actively seeking support around caring for loved ones living with BPD, who often feel isolated and lost in this process.

Come together and ask any questions, as well as share experiences and strategies for self care whilst supporting a loved one living with BPD.

#mentalhealth #carers #borderlinepersonalitydisorder

This lovely chalk drawing was made at MHACA by Nola, which is about bush foods and caterpillars.

Have a happy, healthy, relaxing weekend!

#arttheraphy #mentalhealth #arrerntecountry
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This lovely chalk drawing was made at MHACA by Nola, which is about bush foods and caterpillars.

Have a happy, healthy, relaxing weekend! 

#arttheraphy #mentalhealth #arrerntecountry

Learn more about the work of MATES in Construction QLD & NT from Jason, who just completed the 4 hour Connector training.

MATES is an industry backed, research-based, suicide prevention and support program since 2008, operating in the Construction, Mining and Energy industry.

Addressing the rate of male suicide in the NT, in particular among construction workers, MATES seeks to build peer support structures in male-dominated workplaces.

#suicideprevention #constructionindustry
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Do You Need Support For Your Mental Health?
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Don't suffer in silence. Reach out to friends and family. See your GP or health care clinic and discuss support options or a mental health care plan.

You can utilise 24-hour online and phone support services like Lifeline 13 11 14 and Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.

In case of an emergency or if a life is in danger contact 000
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MHACA has collaborated with Women's Safety Services of Central Australia to develop a resource that takes a strengths based approach to what women can do to support their mental health. The resource includes a poster and an A5 flyer that provides more information on what you can do if you have too many problems.

If you would like a copy of the poster or the A5 flyers to display at your organisation contact MHACA 08 89504600 or WOSSCA.

#mentalhealth #genderbasedviolence #strengths #centralaustralia #mpwarnte
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MHACA has collaborated with Womens Safety Services of Central Australia to develop a resource that takes a strengths based approach to what women can do to support their mental health. The resource includes a poster and an A5 flyer that provides more information on what you can do if you have too many problems.  

If you would like a copy of the poster or the A5 flyers to display at your organisation contact MHACA 08 89504600 or WOSSCA.

#mentalhealth #genderbasedviolence #strengths #centralaustralia #mpwarnte

MHACA has collaborated with Women's Safety Services of Central Australia to develop a resource that takes a strengths based approach to what women can do to support their mental health. If you would like a copy of the poster or the A5 flyers to display at your organisation contact MHACA 08 89504600 or WOSSCA.

#mentalhealth #genderbasedviolence #strengths #centralaustralia #mpwarnte
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MHACA has collaborated with Womens Safety Services of Central Australia to develop a resource that takes a strengths based approach to what women can do to support their mental health. If you would like a copy of the poster or the A5 flyers to display at your organisation contact MHACA 08 89504600 or WOSSCA.

#mentalhealth #genderbasedviolence #strengths #centralaustralia #mpwarnte

New year, new dates for the diary! Register now for one of Black Dog Institute's free webinars to access evidence-based mental health education wherever you are → bit.ly/39m7zfy ... See MoreSee Less

New year, new dates for the diary! Register now for one of Black Dog Institutes free webinars to access evidence-based mental health education wherever you are → https://bit.ly/39m7zfy

Stigma and shame continue to exist for many culturally and linguistically diverse community members.

"I grew up in a culture where many people don’t talk about mental health issues. So, it has always been hard to discuss my mental health journey with others. However, having navigated challenges and stigma around mental health issues to get support, I would like to share what I've learnt so others know they are not alone."

Read more at www.sane.org/information-stories/the-sane-blog/my-story/how-i-learnt-it-s-ok-to-get-help?
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Stigma and shame continue to exist for many culturally and linguistically diverse community members.

I grew up in a culture where many people don’t talk about mental health issues. So, it has always been hard to discuss my mental health journey with others. However, having navigated challenges and stigma around mental health issues to get support, I would like to share what Ive learnt so others know they are not alone.

Read more at https://www.sane.org/information-stories/the-sane-blog/my-story/how-i-learnt-it-s-ok-to-get-help?

Eating well, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and reducing exposure to alcohol, smoking and other drugs support good mental health. Reducing stress, undertaking relaxation activities, keeping connected to others and spending time in nature all provide physical and mental health benefits.

For more information on supporting wellbeing go to mhaca.org.au/mentalhealthpromotion/communitywellbeing/healthyminds/
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Eating well, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and reducing exposure to alcohol, smoking and other drugs support good mental health. Reducing stress, undertaking relaxation activities, keeping connected to others and spending time in nature all provide physical and mental health benefits.

For more information on supporting wellbeing go to https://mhaca.org.au/mentalhealthpromotion/communitywellbeing/healthyminds/