Supporting Mental Health in Central Australia
MHACA is a leading Northern Territory community-managed organisation offering psychosocial support services, NDIS services, suicide prevention programs and health promotion initiatives aimed at enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of people living in Central Australia.
Services that we provide for individuals, groups, tennants and NDIS participants
Support and resources for NDIS participants
Suicide Prevention Training
Register for upcoming training
Individual Support Services
The Pathways to Recovery Program is a psychosocial recovery based rehabilitation program which provides one on one support to participants who have a mental illness and are ready to work on their own recovery.
Group Activities & Programs
Each month the Pathways To Recovery Program produces a calendar of structured group activities which take place at the MHACA premises and other venues around town. Activities run daily from Tuesday to Friday weekly.
Tenancy Support Program
The Tenancy Support Program is a participant-centred case management service with a focus on achieving sustainable tenancies tailored to individuals living with severe and persistent mental health issues.
Suicide Prevention Training
New courses starting February 2023
June Group Activities Calendar
FOOTY 4 LIFE continues on throughout June as part of MHACA's Group Activities Calendar. Enjoy some gentle exercise at Footy 4 Life facilitated by AFL NT. This is for people of all abilities and...
Suicide Prevention Forum A Success
A diverse group of more than 70 people have come together for the Central Australian Suicide Prevention Forum at the Desert Knowledge Precinct in May 2023. The forum has a focus on keeping the...
May Group Activities Calendar
Some highlights from the May Group Activities Calendar include: FOOTY 4 LIFE Get some gentle exercise at Footy 4 Life facilitated by AFL NT. This is for people of all abilities and uses the sport...
Your Experience of Service Survey 2023
MHACA values feedback, and each year asks participants to complete a Your Experience of Service Survey. This survey aims to improve mental health services. It was developed with mental health...
April Group Activities Calendar
This month participants can enjoy Basketball, and Footy 4 Life begins at the end of April. Download the April Group Activities Calendar Call 08 89504600 or email email@example.com to enquire...
Submission to the National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy
The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the Priority Actions of the National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy...
March Group Activities Calendar
This month we have a new group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women that creates a safe space to share your story about what is happening currently with your personal mental health...
February Group Activities Calendar
Swimming is a weekly activity on Wednesday's this month, and Lutheran Care will be visiting MHACA and providing financial support on 17 and 27 February for MHACA participants. Download the...
January Group Activities Calendar
Download the January Group Activities Calendar Call 08 89504600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about group activities. Email email@example.com to enquire about an intake interview, or...
Lived Experience Workforce Framework
MHACA was successful in attracting funding from the NTPHN for a project to develop a Lived Experience Workforce Framework and supporting practices (The Framework). MHACA is committed to the...
The Mental Health Association of Central Australia would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the country on which we live and work, the Central Arrernte people, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We acknowledge people with a personal experience of mental illness and suicide, and the voices of lived experience informs the work that we do. As an inclusive organisation we celebrate people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.