Carer Burnout!

The busy holiday period is over, which usually means it’s time that when burnout hits us. During this live chat we look at the warning signs of burn out and explores ways manage it.

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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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MHACA participants had a great time at the Parrtjima Australia festival on the weekend, as part of the MHACA weekend group activities program.

A range of therapeutic activities are available at MHACA which are focused on educational pursuits, personal development, and increasing living skills for people experiencing mental illness. Find out more about the group activities at mhaca.org.au/supportandrecovery/groupactivities/
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MHACA participants had a great time at the Parrtjima Australia festival on the weekend, as part of the MHACA weekend group activities program.

A range of therapeutic activities are available at MHACA which are focused on educational pursuits, personal development, and increasing living skills for people experiencing mental illness. Find out more about the group activities at https://mhaca.org.au/supportandrecovery/groupactivities/

Have a good weekend from us here at MHACA! Make sure you take some time to do something that supports your wellbeing. ... See MoreSee Less

Have a good weekend from us here at MHACA! Make sure you take some time to do something that supports your wellbeing.

Suicide Prevention Australia is searching for the unsung heroes of the suicide prevention sector. If you know someone who is dedicated to excellence in suicide prevention, nominate them for a LiFE Award today. Nominations close on Sunday 18 April.
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Suicide Prevention Australia is searching for the unsung heroes of the suicide prevention sector. If you know someone who is dedicated to excellence in suicide prevention, nominate them for a LiFE Award today. Nominations close on Sunday 18 April.
http://ow.ly/1MeR50E7UHY

If you are a carer in Alice Springs come along to the next social gathering and lunch hosted by MHACA, Carers NT and Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia NT next Thursday 15 April at Watertank Cafe. RSVP's essential to info@mhaca.org.au ... See MoreSee Less

If you are a carer in Alice Springs come along to the next social gathering and lunch hosted by MHACA, Carers NT and Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia NT next Thursday 15 April at Watertank Cafe. RSVPs essential to info@mhaca.org.au

Check out the April edition of Mental Health Matters - MHACA's monthly E-newsletter - mailchi.mp/49030a760ca4/mental-health-matters-news-opportunities ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the April edition of Mental Health Matters - MHACAs monthly E-newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/49030a760ca4/mental-health-matters-news-opportunities

Kate Worden, Minister for Territory Families and Urban Housing and Minister for Disabilities, dropped by MHACA yesterday with Policy Advisor Martin Reilly to hear more about MHACA's Tenancy Support Program (TSP). The TSP is a person-centred, short term support program for people with mental health difficulties who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

In the last financial year TSP supported 48 clients, 72.5% of whom were new to the program. 56.3% of the participants who accessed the program in 2019/20 were Aboriginal. Of the 48 clients supported, 82.8% have a diagnosed mental illness and are currently receiving treatment from mental health services.

Minister Worden and Martin Reilly are pictured here with Christine Boocock, MHACA Programs Manager, Ruby Shoko, Tenancy Support Program Team Leader and Helen Lambert, Acting CEO.
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Kate Worden, Minister for Territory Families and Urban Housing and Minister for Disabilities, dropped by MHACA yesterday with Policy Advisor Martin Reilly to hear more about MHACAs Tenancy Support Program (TSP). The TSP is a person-centred, short term support program for people with mental health difficulties who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

In the last financial year TSP supported 48 clients, 72.5% of whom were new to the program. 56.3% of the participants who accessed the program in 2019/20 were Aboriginal. Of the 48 clients supported, 82.8% have a diagnosed mental illness and are currently receiving treatment from mental health services.

Minister Worden and Martin Reilly are pictured here with Christine Boocock, MHACA Programs Manager, Ruby Shoko, Tenancy Support Program Team Leader and Helen Lambert, Acting CEO.

It's on again this weekend! Ten Pin Bowling as part of the MHACA monthly group activities calendar. We hope you get to do something fun weekend this weekend too - prioritising time to do the things we enjoy is important for good mental health!

#mentalhealth #endthestigma
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Its on again this weekend! Ten Pin Bowling as part of the MHACA monthly group activities calendar.  We hope you get to do something fun weekend this weekend too - prioritising time to do the things we enjoy is important for good mental health!

#mentalhealth #endthestigma

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It has been great to have Consumer Consultant Sandy Watson visiting Alice Springs as part of the Promoting Peer Work in the NT Project facilitated by MHACA.

Sandy is from Sydney and was in the first group of Consumer Consultants employed in Australia. She has had roles including consumer advocate, consumer representative, consumer network co-ordinator; workshop writer and educator, as well as being a public speaker.

She shared her insights with MHACA participants and staff and also facilitated a Self-advocacy workshop for people with lived experience focusing on what self-advocacy is, what the foundations of self-advocacy are, and how self-advocacy ties in with human rights and self-directed recovery.

Promoting Peer Work in the NT is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services to create employment opportunities for peer workers in the Northern Territory.
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It has been great to have Consumer Consultant Sandy Watson visiting Alice Springs as part of the Promoting Peer Work in the NT Project facilitated by MHACA.

Sandy is from Sydney and was in the first group of Consumer Consultants employed in Australia. She has had roles including consumer advocate, consumer representative, consumer network co-ordinator;  workshop writer and educator, as well as being a public speaker. 

She shared her insights with MHACA participants and staff and also facilitated a Self-advocacy workshop for people with lived experience focusing on what self-advocacy is, what the foundations of self-advocacy are, and how self-advocacy ties in with human rights and self-directed recovery. 

Promoting Peer Work in the NT is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services to create employment opportunities for peer workers in the Northern Territory.