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.

Our Services

Services that we provide for individuals, groups, tennants and NDIS participants

NDIS Services

Support and resources for NDIS participants


Suicide Prevention Training

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Individual Support Services

The Pathways to Recovery Program is a psychosocial recovery based rehabilitation program which provides one on one support to participants who live with mental health challenges 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

Central Australia and Barkly Region

Latest News

March Group Activities Calendar

Highlights in March include an Easter Morning Tea on Thursday 28 March and the International Women's Day community event on Saturday 2 March. Easter Public Holidays: MHACA's Drop-In will be...

February Group Activities Calendar

Highlights in February include Smart Eating Week between Monday 12 and Friday 16 as part of our Healthy Bodies Support Healthy Minds program. Different activities will be held during that week to...

January Group Activities Calendar

Highlights in January include Swimming activity every Wednesday of the month, except on Join Lucinda and get some gentle exercise at the Alice Springs Town Pool. Bring your swimmers and jump in!...

December Group Activities Calendar

Highlights in December include MHACA's Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 20 December. All participants are invited to join, just talk to a Drop-In staff member or call MHACA if you would like to...

Heads Up Youth Wellbeing event

More than 350 young people joined us at the Heads Up event On Monday 13 November. They learnt about how to support their wellbeing and enjoyed some live music, speakers, face painting and...

November Group Activities Calendar

Highlights in November include Alice Springs Christmas Show weekend activity in the evening on Saturday 18 November. Lawn Bowling was also included as a new weekend activity on Saturday 11...

October Group Activities Calendar

Highlights in October include Mental Health Week between Monday 9 and Friday 13 October. MHACA is hosting a series of events during that week: MHACA's 30th birthday celebration on Monday 9, a...

September Group Activities Calendar

Highlights in September include Bird Show and Picnic at the Desert Park on Monday 18 September where MHACA participants can enjoy a day outdoors. Participants are invited to a planning session at...

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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.