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

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

Latest News

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...

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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 to enquire...

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 to enquire about group activities. Email 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...

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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.