Olympic festivities at MHACA

Our Day to Day Living Program and Drop In Centre were buzzing through August with a special atmosphere celebrating personal achievement and cultural diversity, coinciding with the Olympic Games. We kicked off the festival with a pancake breakfast on the 5th August, where the MHACA Olympic torch was lit. Thanks to Mike our Training Co-ordinator

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

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

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MHACA – a Finalist in the 2016 Telstra Business Awards

MHACA are thrilled to have been nominated and recognised as a finalist in the Inaugural Charity Category of the Telstra Business Awards. Entering its 24th year, the Telstra Business awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of the small and medium business sector. In 2016, a new category for Charities has been added to recognise the

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MHACA is now Open for Business

We’re pleased to announce that our Day to Day Living activities and the Drop In Centre will resume normal opening hours – 8:30am to 3:00pm – from Monday 25 July. Please continue to use the rear entrance to the building while the front half of our building undergoes repairs over the next 8 to 10

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MHACA staff complete Certificate IV in Mental Health

Congratulations to our staff – Sharon Harris, Shannon Toombs, Samantha Alampi, Be Ward, Daniel Tavai and Mike Cassidy – for successfully completing Certificate IV in Mental Health at Charles Darwin University. At MHACA we are committed to excellence and proudly support staff and participants to achieve their goals and aspirations. Pictured below are Ashesh Patel

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Changed services at MHACA due to Storm Damage

Our premises have suffered damage from the storms that hit Alice Springs on Friday 17th June 2016. MHACA continues to offer limited services as a result. From Wednesday 29th June MHACA will open its Day to Day Living activities and Drop In Centre at its premises from 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday. Our Support

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Day to Day Living June 2016 Calendar Now Out!

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

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Check out the latest Mental Health Matters E-newsletter from MHACA! mailchi.mp/c5285f398132/mental-health-matters-news-events ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the latest Mental Health Matters E-newsletter from MHACA! https://mailchi.mp/c5285f398132/mental-health-matters-news-events

It's Friday! Which means music jam day at MHACA. It was great to hear everyone singing some of the old classics. Music can be an easily accessible tool to lift your mood. We hope you get to enjoy some music over the weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

Its Friday! Which means music jam day at MHACA. It was great to hear everyone singing some of the old classics. Music can be an easily accessible tool to lift your mood. We hope you get to enjoy some music over the weekend!

Its been Smart Eating Week here at MHACA and today staff and participants shared a healthy lunch. Thankyou to Jenna Pauli from the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Health Promotion Team who came and spoke about being aware of how much sugar is in drinks and sauces - did you know that some orange juices contain up to 10.5 teaspoons of sugar?!

When it comes to supporting good mental health, our diet plays a critical role. Beyond the physical health impacts, diets high in saturated fats and refined sugars impact how we feel emotionally. We need to avoid processed food and incorporate a diet which includes drinking plenty of water and enjoying a wide variety of foods from the five food groups (vegetables, fruit, grains, meat/alternatives and dairy/alternatives) every day.

Find more information on healthy eating at daa.asn.au/smart-eating-for-you/smart-eating-fast-facts/
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Its been Smart Eating Week here at MHACA and today staff and participants shared a healthy lunch. Thankyou to Jenna Pauli from the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Health Promotion Team who came and spoke about being aware of how much sugar is in drinks and sauces - did you know that some orange juices contain up to 10.5 teaspoons of sugar?!

When it comes to supporting good mental health, our diet plays a critical role. Beyond the physical health impacts, diets high in saturated fats and refined sugars impact how we feel emotionally. We need to avoid processed food and incorporate a diet which includes drinking plenty of water and enjoying a wide variety of foods from the five food groups (vegetables, fruit, grains, meat/alternatives and dairy/alternatives) every day.

Find more information on healthy eating at https://daa.asn.au/smart-eating-for-you/smart-eating-fast-facts/

Career Opportunity - Tenancy Support Worker.
Applications close Monday 8 March 4pm.

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Tenancy Support Program is responsible for the delivery of client-centred case management for individuals and families, with a focus on achieving sustainable tenancies. This service is specifically tailored to those living with significant mental health issues, who are eligible for public housing in terms of income but are not eligible for other available tenancy support services to help sustain their tenancy or gain new accommodation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with individuals whose tenancy is at risk and provide advice to people who don’t have a tenancy but are looking to establish one.
• Assist clients to explore their options in relation to obtaining housing and in overcoming barriers to securing and maintaining tenancies.
• Work with clients to develop the life skills and knowledge required to maintain tenancies.
• Conduct assessments of new program participants and work with them to develop plans to maximise their chances of maintaining their tenancy.
• Conduct referrals for program participants to appropriate programs and services both within and outside of MHACA.
• Provide appropriate and correct tenancy related information to program participants and others as necessary.
• Advocate on behalf of program participants and negotiate with Government and non-Government Services, landlords, co-tenants and other housing providers.
• Collaborate and partner with other community and housing agencies to support positive outcomes for program participants.

For the full job description and how to apply go to mhaca.org.au/tenancy-support-worker/

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Career Opportunity - Tenancy Support Worker.
Applications close Monday 8 March 4pm.

In keeping with MHACA’s vision, the Tenancy Support Program is responsible for the delivery of client-centred case management for individuals and families, with a focus on achieving sustainable tenancies. This service is specifically tailored to those living with significant mental health issues, who are eligible for public housing in terms of income but are not eligible for other available tenancy support services to help sustain their tenancy or gain new accommodation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work with individuals whose tenancy is at risk and provide advice to people who don’t have a tenancy but are looking to establish one.
• Assist clients to explore their options in relation to obtaining housing and in overcoming barriers to securing and maintaining tenancies.
• Work with clients to develop the life skills and knowledge required to maintain tenancies.
• Conduct assessments of new program participants and work with them to develop plans to maximise their chances of maintaining their tenancy.
• Conduct referrals for program participants to appropriate programs and services both within and outside of MHACA.
• Provide appropriate and correct tenancy related information to program participants and others as necessary.
• Advocate on behalf of program participants and negotiate with Government and non-Government Services, landlords, co-tenants and other housing providers.
• Collaborate and partner with other community and housing agencies to support positive outcomes for program participants.

For the full job description and how to apply go to https://mhaca.org.au/tenancy-support-worker/

Facebook applications will not be accepted.

SANE Australia's Topic Tuesday Lived Experience Forum is exploring Trauma and Recovery with the Blue Knot Foundation, this Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 6.30-7.30pm NT Time.

Join the conversation at mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Trauma-and-Recovery-Blue-Knot-Foundation-Tue...
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SANE Australias Topic Tuesday Lived Experience Forum is exploring Trauma and Recovery with the Blue Knot Foundation, this Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 6.30-7.30pm NT Time.

Join the conversation at https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Trauma-and-Recovery-Blue-Knot-Foundation-Tues-23rd/m-p/1008104

Come and join us at the Equal Futures International Women's Day Fair 5-8pm Saturday 6 March at the Women's Museum of Australia ... See MoreSee Less

Come and join us at the Equal Futures International Womens Day Fair 5-8pm Saturday 6 March at the Womens Museum of Australia

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"Music is a universal language for everyone, it helps relax people." Brian Clyne.

The Mental Health Assoication of Central Australia (MHACA) recently funded a music project to increase the wellbeing of our participants, acknowledging the positive and powerful influence that music has on peoples mental wellbeing. 'Kututu' in Pitjanjatjara means heart, and the foundation for the Kututu Wattleseeds is based in meditation and mindfulness from which music is then created.

MHACA would like to thank Lucia Swift of Sound Wellness for coordinating this project, Pin Rada for production and the MHACA participants for sharing their stories.

For more information on MHACA services and programs go to www.mhaca.org.au
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