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MHACA delivers a Suicide Story Workshop in Tennant Creek

Suicide Story was delivered in Tennant Creek earlier this year. A record number of people completed the program, with 24 people receiving certificates of attainment. Everyone who participated in this workshop found it to be worthwhile. According to Tennant Creek based Facilitator Valda Shannon ‘It really lit my fire being at this workshop among my

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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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#YouCanTalk is encouraging people to have a conversation with any friend, family member or colleague who may be struggling.

Research shows anyone can have a positive influence on a friend, family or work colleague considering suicide by starting a conversation and supporting them to seek help.

Learn more at www.lifeinmindaustralia.com.au/youcantalk
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Congratulations to Sarah Irwin, Reimagine today Peer Leader who was a finalist in the Alice Springs Town Council Mayoral Awards 'Champion Award' category today as part of International Day of People with Disability - Australia. Reimagine today supports people with mental health conditions to navigate the NDIS.

The Champion Award is for a per­son with or with­out dis­abil­i­ty who has been an advo­cate for the rights and well-being of peo­ple with disability.

Well done Sarah! We are proud of you! Pictured with Mayor Damien Ryan.
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Congratulations to Sarah Irwin, Reimagine today Peer Leader who was a finalist in the Alice Springs Town Council Mayoral Awards Champion Award category today as part of International Day of People with Disability - Australia. Reimagine today supports people with mental health conditions to navigate the NDIS.

The Champion Award is for a per­son with or with­out dis­abil­i­ty who has been an advo­cate for the rights and well-being of peo­ple with disability.

Well done Sarah! We are proud of you! Pictured with Mayor Damien Ryan.

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Well done Sarah!

Well done and deserved Sarah Congratulations 🥳.

Today is International Day of People with Disability - Australia and MHACA would like to acknowledge our community members who live with a psychosocial disability.

Psychosocial disability relates to the ‘social consequences of disability’ - the effects on someone’s ability to participate fully in life as result of mental health conditions. Those affected can find challenges with education, training, cultural activities, and achieving their goals and aspirations.

Not everyone who has a mental health condition will have a psychosocial disability, but for people who do, it can be severe, longstanding and impact on their recovery. People with a psychosocial disability may also qualify for the NDIS. MHACA provides support for people with a psychosocial disability to apply for the NDIS, manage their plans and engage in skills building activities. More info at ndis@mhaca.org.au

We acknowledge the courage of all people living with a disability and the importance of diversity in our communities.

#endthestigma
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Today is International Day of People with Disability - Australia and MHACA would like to acknowledge our community members who live with a psychosocial disability.

Psychosocial disability relates to the ‘social consequences of disability’ - the effects on someone’s ability to participate fully in life as result of mental health conditions. Those affected can find challenges with education, training, cultural activities, and achieving their goals and aspirations. 

Not everyone who has a mental health condition will have a psychosocial disability, but for people who do, it can be severe, longstanding and impact on their recovery. People with a psychosocial disability may also qualify for the NDIS. MHACA provides support for people with a psychosocial disability to apply for the NDIS, manage their plans and engage in skills building activities. More info at ndis@mhaca.org.au

We acknowledge the courage of all people living with a disability and the importance of diversity in our communities.

#endthestigma

It is with great pleasure that we present MHACA’s Annual Report for 2019, which showcases our work from this past year assisting people with mental health difficulties to live fulfilling lives in the community.

MHACA continues to be an innovator in the provision of services to people with a psychosocial disability. Some of the highlights this year were:

A grant through the NT Department of Business which allowed us to train people with a lived experience of mental health difficulties in Peer Work. Seven people participated in a comprehensive training program and have now joined the MHACA workforce in casual and part-time roles alongside other program staff in the group programs and Drop-in Centre

Reestablishment of our Health Promotion Unit with a strong focus on suicide prevention, stigma reduction, training and professional development services

In collaboration with NSW Mental Health Coordinating Council and the NT Mental Health Coalition, facilitating the development of resources to support Aboriginal people access the NDIS

Celebrating 10 years of delivering of the Suicide Story program

Our Services Manager Kath Broadbent, who has since retired, being awarded Mental Health Worker of the Year

Successful establishment of our NDIS Support Coordination services

MHACA is well placed to respond to the challenges in the year ahead as we move to full implementation of the NDIS. I would like to thank the staff, my fellow board members, the participants and the Central Australian community for the support over the last year and we look forward to your continued support.

MHACA Chairperson
Emma Williams

Download the full report at mhaca.org.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/MHACA-Annual_Report-2018_2019-Spreads-.pdf

#endthestigma #mentalhealth #AliceSprings
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It is with great pleasure that we present MHACA’s Annual Report for 2019, which showcases our work from this past year assisting people with mental health difficulties to live fulfilling lives in the community.  

MHACA continues to be an innovator in the provision of services to people with a psychosocial disability. Some of the highlights this year were:

A grant through the NT Department of Business which allowed us to train people with a lived experience of mental health difficulties in Peer Work. Seven people participated in a comprehensive training program and have now joined the MHACA workforce in casual and part-time roles alongside other program staff in the group programs and Drop-in Centre 

Reestablishment of our Health Promotion Unit with a strong focus on suicide prevention, stigma reduction, training and professional development services

In collaboration with NSW Mental Health Coordinating Council and the NT Mental Health Coalition, facilitating the development of resources to support Aboriginal people access the NDIS

Celebrating 10 years of delivering of the Suicide Story program

Our Services Manager Kath Broadbent, who has since retired, being awarded Mental Health Worker of the Year

Successful establishment of our NDIS Support Coordination services

MHACA is well placed to respond to the challenges in the year ahead as we move to full implementation of the NDIS. I would like to thank the staff, my fellow board members, the participants and the Central Australian community for the support over the last year and we look forward to your continued support.

MHACA Chairperson 
Emma Williams

Download the full report at https://mhaca.org.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/MHACA-Annual_Report-2018_2019-Spreads-.pdf

#endthestigma #mentalhealth #AliceSprings

Introducing the new MHACA Board, elected at last night's AGM. All members bring a wealth of experience and a passion for improving the mental health of our community.

Pictured from left - Emma Williams, Mary Menotti, Susan Brooks, Frank Curtis, Peter Dash, Ali Thorn, Maree Corbo, Dira Horne and Peter Riley. Absent - Jo Nixon

The MHACA Annual Report can be found at mhaca.org.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/MHACA-Annual_Report-2018_2019-Spreads-.pdf
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Introducing the new MHACA Board, elected at last nights AGM. All members bring a wealth of experience and a passion for improving the mental health of our community.

Pictured from left - Emma Williams, Mary Menotti, Susan Brooks, Frank Curtis, Peter Dash, Ali Thorn, Maree Corbo, Dira Horne and Peter Riley. Absent - Jo Nixon

The MHACA Annual Report can be found at https://mhaca.org.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/MHACA-Annual_Report-2018_2019-Spreads-.pdf

MHACA is a specialist NDIS mental health provider with a focus on recovery and making positive changes to support participants health and wellbeing. We can assist participants to access the NDIS, help prepare for and manage their plan, and we provide a range of services to help support participant goals. Email ndis@mhaca.org.au for more information.

We provide:

NDIS support coordination
Life skills development
Social and community participation activities
Physical wellbeing activities
Therapeutic support
Accommodation and tenancy assistance
Skills development in a group
Education and employment ready activities
Drop off transport service
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MHACA is a specialist NDIS mental health provider with a focus on recovery and making positive changes to support participants health and wellbeing. We can assist participants to access the NDIS, help prepare for and manage their plan, and we provide a range of services to help support participant goals. Email ndis@mhaca.org.au for more information.

We provide:

NDIS support coordination
Life skills development
Social and community participation activities
Physical wellbeing activities
Therapeutic support
Accommodation and tenancy assistance
Skills development in a group
Education and employment ready activities
Drop off transport service

MHACA will be delivering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid training in Tennant Creek, Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th December.

There are still a few spots available. Registration forms are available by emailing training@mhaca.org.au or calling Billie-Jo Wesley on 89504600
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MHACA will be delivering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid training in Tennant Creek, Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th December. 

There are still a few spots available. Registration forms are available by emailing training@mhaca.org.au or calling Billie-Jo Wesley on 89504600