Media Release: The Art of Our Healing

There’s something more than just art and craft happening in the art groups on Thursdays at the Mental Health Association of Central Australia. For the past four months, participants of MHACA have sat together in the Drop in Centre on Lindsay Avenue creating art for an exhibition. Tender hands have lovingly crafted felt, papier mâché,

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

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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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MHACA participants and staff enjoyed the Big Day Out in Harmony on the weekend. They got to experience wearing a turban and enjoyed the music and multicultural festivities. Thankyou to Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia, the Alice Springs Town Council and other event partners for facilitating a great community event. ... See MoreSee Less

MHACA participants and staff enjoyed the Big Day Out in Harmony on the weekend. They got to experience wearing a turban and enjoyed the music and multicultural festivities. Thankyou to Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia, the Alice Springs Town Council and other event partners for facilitating a great community event.

The next SANE Australia Topic Tuesday Forum is tomorrow Tuesday 11 May with the topic: 'What Peer Support is and Why It's Great,' at 6.30pm NT Time. Join the conversation at mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-What-peer-support-is-and-why-it-s-great-Tues...

The forum will explore The role of peer support in recovery. Peer support is all about sharing experiences and building supportive relationships with others who understand what you are going through because they have been there before. Often peers are in the best position to be a support to each other because they have skills, strengths and knowledge learnt from the experiences of living with mental health concerns or from caring for a family member or friend.
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The next SANE Australia Topic Tuesday Forum is tomorrow Tuesday 11 May with the topic: What Peer Support is and Why Its Great, at 6.30pm NT Time. Join the conversation at https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-What-peer-support-is-and-why-it-s-great-Tues-11th/m-p/1039300

The forum will explore The role of peer support in recovery. Peer support is all about sharing experiences and building supportive relationships with others who understand what you are going through because they have been there before. Often peers are in the best position to be a support to each other because they have skills, strengths and knowledge learnt from the experiences of living with mental health concerns or from caring for a family member or friend.

We know that eating well and keeping active supports good mental health.

Live_Lighter is a program developed in Western Australia which aims to encourage Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles - to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active.

For some tips on how to move your body and get more active, visit: bit.ly/2QztqJF, or download the Move More May calendar and start the challenge today! bit.ly/3xBj9xd

There's also great recipes and nutrition tips at livelighter.com.au/Top-Tips

#healthylifestyle #mentalhealthThink you can’t find 30 minutes of physical activity? 😅

Walking home from work, riding your bike or even vigorous housework (like mopping or washing windows), gardening and dancing all count towards your total.

How will you find your 30 today?

For some tips on how to move your body and get more active, visit: bit.ly/2QztqJF, or download our Move More May calendar and start the challenge today! bit.ly/3xBj9xd
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We know that eating well and keeping active supports good mental health.

Live_Lighter is a program developed in Western Australia which aims to encourage Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles - to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active. 

For some tips on how to move your body and get more active, visit: https://bit.ly/2QztqJF, or download the Move More May calendar and start the challenge today! https://bit.ly/3xBj9xd

Theres also great recipes and nutrition tips at https://livelighter.com.au/Top-Tips

#healthylifestyle #mentalhealth

Do you want to make a difference to rates of suicide in the Northern Territory? On May 1 2021, NT Suicide Prevention Community Grants round will open for individuals or non government organisations to receive a one off grant for:
1. Localised suicide prevention activities or
2. Workforce suicide prevention training activities
Submit your application by Monday 31 May 2021.
💻 www.nt.gov.au/suicide-prevention-grants
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Do you want to make a difference to rates of suicide in the Northern Territory? On May 1 2021, NT Suicide Prevention Community Grants round will open for individuals or non government organisations to receive a one off grant for: 
1. Localised suicide prevention activities or
2. Workforce suicide prevention training activities
Submit your application by Monday 31 May 2021. 
💻 www.nt.gov.au/suicide-prevention-grants

MHACA is a member of the Mparntwe NAIDOC Organising Committee, and we urge community members to consider making a nomination for the local NAIDOC Awards. Nominations close 24 May. Winners announced during NAIDOC Week 4-11 July. ... See MoreSee Less

MHACA is a member of the Mparntwe NAIDOC Organising Committee, and we urge community members to consider making a nomination for the local NAIDOC Awards. Nominations close 24 May. Winners announced during NAIDOC Week 4-11 July.

MHACA is currently developing a Mental Health In The Workplace workshop for the Alice Springs Community which will be shared when we host Business at Sunset in October.

In the meantime, here the Black Dog Institute share some simple strategies to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in your workplace ✅ Read more → bit.ly/2QQYg08Simple strategies to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in your workplace ✅ Read more → bit.ly/2QQYg08
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MHACA is currently developing a Mental Health In The Workplace workshop for the Alice Springs Community which will be shared when we host Business at Sunset in October.

In the meantime, here the Black Dog Institute share some simple strategies to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in your workplace ✅ Read more → https://bit.ly/2QQYg08

If you are a carer or family member of a person with a NDIS plan with psychosocial supports we are looking for your feedback 6pm Tuesday 27 April at MHACA. To RSVP or for more information about the workshop contact Ruth Apelt - ruth.apelt@mhaca.org.au Phone: 0427 285 123 ... See MoreSee Less

If you are a carer or family member of a person with a NDIS plan with psychosocial supports we are looking for your feedback 6pm Tuesday 27 April at MHACA. To RSVP or for more information about the workshop contact Ruth Apelt - ruth.apelt@mhaca.org.au Phone: 0427 285 123

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Hi there , I am really interested in this workshop ,please if you can explain how I can book for it