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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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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This week SANE Australia's Topic Tuesday online forum is on supporting loved ones living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Join the conversation 5.30pm Tuesday 25 January (NT time) at mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Supporting-loved-ones-living-with-BPD-Tuesda...

There are many people actively seeking support around caring for loved ones living with BPD, who often feel isolated and lost in this process.

Come together and ask any questions, as well as share experiences and strategies for self care whilst supporting a loved one living with BPD.

#mentalhealth #carers #borderlinepersonalitydisorder
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This week SANE Australias Topic Tuesday online forum is on supporting loved ones living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Join the conversation 5.30pm Tuesday 25 January (NT time) at https://mhaca.saneforums.org/t5/Special-Events/Topic-Tuesday-Supporting-loved-ones-living-with-BPD-Tuesday-25th/m-p/1140210

There are many people actively seeking support around caring for loved ones living with BPD, who often feel isolated and lost in this process.

Come together and ask any questions, as well as share experiences and strategies for self care whilst supporting a loved one living with BPD.

#mentalhealth #carers #borderlinepersonalitydisorder

This lovely chalk drawing was made at MHACA by Nola, which is about bush foods and caterpillars.

Have a happy, healthy, relaxing weekend!

#arttheraphy #mentalhealth #arrerntecountry
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This lovely chalk drawing was made at MHACA by Nola, which is about bush foods and caterpillars.

Have a happy, healthy, relaxing weekend! 

#arttheraphy #mentalhealth #arrerntecountry

Learn more about the work of MATES in Construction QLD & NT from Jason, who just completed the 4 hour Connector training.

MATES is an industry backed, research-based, suicide prevention and support program since 2008, operating in the Construction, Mining and Energy industry.

Addressing the rate of male suicide in the NT, in particular among construction workers, MATES seeks to build peer support structures in male-dominated workplaces.

#suicideprevention #constructionindustry
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Do You Need Support For Your Mental Health?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-FZvDZslgk

Don't suffer in silence. Reach out to friends and family. See your GP or health care clinic and discuss support options or a mental health care plan.

You can utilise 24-hour online and phone support services like Lifeline 13 11 14 and Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.

In case of an emergency or if a life is in danger contact 000
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MHACA has collaborated with Women's Safety Services of Central Australia to develop a resource that takes a strengths based approach to what women can do to support their mental health. The resource includes a poster and an A5 flyer that provides more information on what you can do if you have too many problems.

If you would like a copy of the poster or the A5 flyers to display at your organisation contact MHACA 08 89504600 or WOSSCA.

#mentalhealth #genderbasedviolence #strengths #centralaustralia #mpwarnte
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MHACA has collaborated with Womens Safety Services of Central Australia to develop a resource that takes a strengths based approach to what women can do to support their mental health. The resource includes a poster and an A5 flyer that provides more information on what you can do if you have too many problems.  

If you would like a copy of the poster or the A5 flyers to display at your organisation contact MHACA 08 89504600 or WOSSCA.

#mentalhealth #genderbasedviolence #strengths #centralaustralia #mpwarnte

MHACA has collaborated with Women's Safety Services of Central Australia to develop a resource that takes a strengths based approach to what women can do to support their mental health. If you would like a copy of the poster or the A5 flyers to display at your organisation contact MHACA 08 89504600 or WOSSCA.

#mentalhealth #genderbasedviolence #strengths #centralaustralia #mpwarnte
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MHACA has collaborated with Womens Safety Services of Central Australia to develop a resource that takes a strengths based approach to what women can do to support their mental health. If you would like a copy of the poster or the A5 flyers to display at your organisation contact MHACA 08 89504600 or WOSSCA.

#mentalhealth #genderbasedviolence #strengths #centralaustralia #mpwarnte

New year, new dates for the diary! Register now for one of Black Dog Institute's free webinars to access evidence-based mental health education wherever you are → bit.ly/39m7zfy ... See MoreSee Less

New year, new dates for the diary! Register now for one of Black Dog Institutes free webinars to access evidence-based mental health education wherever you are → https://bit.ly/39m7zfy

Stigma and shame continue to exist for many culturally and linguistically diverse community members.

"I grew up in a culture where many people don’t talk about mental health issues. So, it has always been hard to discuss my mental health journey with others. However, having navigated challenges and stigma around mental health issues to get support, I would like to share what I've learnt so others know they are not alone."

Read more at www.sane.org/information-stories/the-sane-blog/my-story/how-i-learnt-it-s-ok-to-get-help?
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Stigma and shame continue to exist for many culturally and linguistically diverse community members.

I grew up in a culture where many people don’t talk about mental health issues. So, it has always been hard to discuss my mental health journey with others. However, having navigated challenges and stigma around mental health issues to get support, I would like to share what Ive learnt so others know they are not alone.

Read more at https://www.sane.org/information-stories/the-sane-blog/my-story/how-i-learnt-it-s-ok-to-get-help?

Eating well, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and reducing exposure to alcohol, smoking and other drugs support good mental health. Reducing stress, undertaking relaxation activities, keeping connected to others and spending time in nature all provide physical and mental health benefits.

For more information on supporting wellbeing go to mhaca.org.au/mentalhealthpromotion/communitywellbeing/healthyminds/
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Eating well, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and reducing exposure to alcohol, smoking and other drugs support good mental health. Reducing stress, undertaking relaxation activities, keeping connected to others and spending time in nature all provide physical and mental health benefits.

For more information on supporting wellbeing go to https://mhaca.org.au/mentalhealthpromotion/communitywellbeing/healthyminds/