Forming new habits

Do you make New Years resolutions? Statistics show that although 75% of New Years resolutions are kept for the first week of January and less than half make it through the first 6 months. Let’s talk about this topic during at our regular Tuesday talk. Helpful or harmful? You make the call! Are you interested

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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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Have a great weekend from Stephen and Maurice and all of us at MHACA!

We hope you get a chance to enjoy some of the great community activities happening around town and remember, if you need some support reach out to friends and family or try some of the 24 hour phone and online services:

Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au
Lifeline text service 0477 13 11 14
13YARN 13 92 76 www.13yarn.org.au
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 www.kidshelpline.com.au
Mensline 1300 78 99 78 www.mensline.org.au
1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 www.1800respect.org.au
Q Life 1800 184 527 (3pm-12pm AEST) www.qlife.org.au
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 www.beyondblue.org.au
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Have a great weekend from Stephen and Maurice and all of us at MHACA!

We hope you get a chance to enjoy some of the great community activities happening around town and remember, if you need some support reach out to friends and family or try some of the 24 hour phone and online services:

Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au 
Lifeline text service 0477 13 11 14
13YARN 13 92 76 www.13yarn.org.au
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 www.kidshelpline.com.au
Mensline 1300 78 99 78 www.mensline.org.au
1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 www.1800respect.org.au
Q Life 1800 184 527 (3pm-12pm AEST) www.qlife.org.au
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 www.beyondblue.org.au

The Mob Way R U OK? podcast is back!

A conversation could change a life. In this podcast, we yarn with First Nations people and their experiences of life’s ups and downs, how we have conversations and how we open up and ask that simple question ‘are you okay?’, in our way: Mob Way.

New episodes are dropping every Monday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or at: www.ruok.org.au/mobway

For more free resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities including videos, posters and conversation guides, check out R U OK Day's Stronger Together hub www.ruok.org.au/strongertogether

#ruok #mentalhealth
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The Mob Way R U OK? podcast is back!

A conversation could change a life. In this podcast, we yarn with First Nations people and their experiences of life’s ups and downs, how we have conversations and how we open up and ask that simple question ‘are you okay?’, in our way: Mob Way.

New episodes are dropping every Monday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or at: www.ruok.org.au/mobway

For more free resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities including videos, posters and conversation guides, check out R U OK Days Stronger Together hub https://www.ruok.org.au/strongertogether

#ruok #mentalhealth

MHACA participants have been enjoying gentle exercise activities at Move It - a weekly class running as part of the Healthy Bodies Support Healthy Minds Program. The program has a focus on exercise, healthy cooking and increasing water consumption.

If you are living with mental health challenges and would like to join some group based activities or receive individual support email intake@mhaca.org.au or call 89504600

#healthyfood #mentalhealth
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MHACA participants have been enjoying gentle exercise activities at Move It - a weekly class running as part of the Healthy Bodies Support Healthy Minds Program. The program has a focus on exercise, healthy cooking and increasing water consumption.

If you are living with mental health challenges and would like to join some group based activities or receive individual support email intake@mhaca.org.au or call 89504600

#healthyfood #mentalhealth

Thanks to all those who came to our Men's Mental Health Day event on the Uniting Church Lawns in the Todd Mall.

It was a beautiful day to be outside! We heard about the importance of men's mental health with Tyson Carmody from Kings Narrative and the Alice Springs Mens Shed, plus had a boxing demonstration from the Arrernte Community Boxing Academy. Men and boys had free haircuts from The Freedom Club Barbershop.

Thanks to all our stallholders including headspace Alice Springs, NO MORE AU and the the Lions Club of Alice Springs for helping with the healthy BBQ. Congratulations Morris for winning the Men's Wellbeing Hamper.
#menshealthweek2022 #mentalhealth
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Thanks to all those who came to our Mens Mental Health Day event on the Uniting Church Lawns in the Todd Mall.

It was a beautiful day to be outside! We heard about the importance of mens mental health with Tyson Carmody from Kings Narrative and the Alice Springs Mens Shed, plus had a boxing demonstration from the Arrernte Community Boxing Academy. Men and boys had free haircuts from The Freedom Club Barbershop.

Thanks to all our stallholders including headspace Alice Springs, NO MORE AU and the the Lions Club of Alice Springs for helping with the healthy BBQ. Congratulations Morris for winning the Mens Wellbeing Hamper.
#menshealthweek2022 #mentalhealth

It's Men's Mental Health Day tomorrow! If you are in Alice Springs come down to the Flynn Church Lawns in the Todd Mall 11:30am Friday 17 June. There will be:

a free healthy BBQ cooked by the Lions Club of Alice Springs
free haircuts The Freedom Club Barbershop
a boxing demonstration by the Arrernte Community Boxing Academy
stalls including Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, headspace Alice Springs, No More and Kings Narrative.

MHACA’s Health Promotion Officer Josefina visited 8CCC Radio today to promote the event.

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Its Mens Mental Health Day tomorrow! If you are in Alice Springs come down to the Flynn Church Lawns in the Todd Mall 11:30am Friday 17 June. There will be:
 
a free healthy BBQ cooked by the Lions Club of Alice Springs
free haircuts The Freedom Club Barbershop
a boxing demonstration by the Arrernte Community Boxing Academy
stalls including Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, headspace Alice Springs, No More and Kings Narrative.
 
MHACA’s Health Promotion Officer Josefina visited 8CCC Radio today to promote the event.

All welcome.

Check out MHACA's monthly newsletter Mental Health Matters - with upcoming news & events - mailchi.mp/87c6d1435a16/mental-health-matters-news-upcoming-events ... See MoreSee Less

Check out MHACAs monthly newsletter Mental Health Matters - with upcoming news & events - https://mailchi.mp/87c6d1435a16/mental-health-matters-news-upcoming-events

The Central Australian Suicide Prevention Forum was held at the Alice Springs Desert Park 1-2 June.

The aim of the forum was to connect people, share the learnings from local programs that are working on addressing suicide, and have some good collective discussions that support reducing suicides in our community.

A Welcome to Country was provided by Kumalie Riley and attendees heard from a wide range of organisations and programs contributing to suicide prevention in our region including Akeyulerre, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, headspace Alice Springs, NPY Women's Council, Arrernte Community Boxing Academy, Thirrili - Indigenous Suicide Postvention Service, MacDonnell Regional Council, Royal Flying Doctor Service SA/NT, Tangentyere Men's Family Safety Group, Lifeline Central Australia, NT Health, Northern Territory PHN, 13 Yarn, R U OK Day Stronger Together and Central Desert Regional Council.

The Suicide Prevention Forum was organised by the Mental Health Association of Central Australia, and supported by Wesley Mission and the Northern Territory Government

#suicideprevention #alicesprings
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Michelle Torrens this would have been a good one to attend.

Erinjean Reilly

If you're living with mental health challenges we encourage you to connect with the SANE online forums. The forums provide a safe and supportive space for people with lived experience, or friends, family and carers of those with mental health issues. Sign up to the forums at mhaca.saneforums.org/

Moderated 24/7, you can anonymously read stories, reply to discussions, or start your own. Providing opportunity for connection is at the heart of what SANE does, whether you're looking for social spaces to meet others, to share your story, or searching for support or information, there is something for everyone.

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If youre living with mental health challenges we encourage you to connect with the SANE Australia online forums. The forums provide a safe and supportive space for people with lived experience, or friends, family and carers of those with mental health issues. Sign up to the forums at https://mhaca.saneforums.org/

Moderated 24/7, you can anonymously read stories, reply to discussions, or start your own. Providing opportunity for connection is at the heart of what SANE does, whether youre looking for social spaces to meet others, to share your story, or searching for support or information, there is something for everyone.

#mentalhealthsupport

It was great to learn more about the work of the Tangentyere Men's Family Safety Group and the production of these videos at last week's Suicide Prevention Forum.

#suicideprevention #mentalhealth #alicesprings
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