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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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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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