Beautiful exhibits from The Art of Our Healing

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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 for all of us to improve our knowledge of how to maintain good mental health. Everyone in our community can learn how to build resilience, and how to aid people in recovery from mental illness.

Mental Health Week is also an important opportunity to showcase the amazing achievements and talents of people attending mental health services.

That’s why, for four months in 2016, participants of MHACA sat together in the Drop in Centre on Lindsay Avenue crafting felt, papier mâché, collage and block print creations for this exhibition.

The Art of Our Healing was a showcase of their wonderful artistic skill and ability. 

View a photographic record of the exhibition here.

The Art of Our Healing was proudly sponsored by a grant from the Northern Territory Government Community Benefit Fund.

 

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The NT Lived Experience Network will deliver their peer programs 'Recovery Together' and 'Circles of Support' between April and June In Mparntwe/Alice Springs. These two programs are locally created and facilitated by people who have lived experiences and have been trained to support others on their journey.

'Recovery Together' is for people who experience alcohol, drug, gambling and/or mental health challenges. It was first delivered in Alice Springs in 2023 and provides evidence-based tools and strategies that support recovery through discussions and creative activities.

'Circles of Support' is for the family and kin of people who experience alcohol, drug, gambling and/or mental health related challenges. Family and kin will gain connection and knowledge of the experiences impacting their loved one, themselves and other family members. It is designed to support families to maintain their wellbeing and be in a better position to support their loved ones.

For more information and how to register go to www.livedexperiencent.net or contact Sal at 0423 656 284 or sal@livedexperiencent.net.
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The NT Lived Experience Network will deliver their peer programs Recovery Together and Circles of Support between April and June In Mparntwe/Alice Springs. These two programs are locally created and facilitated by people who have lived experiences and have been trained to support others on their journey.
Recovery Together is for people who experience alcohol, drug, gambling and/or mental health challenges. It was first delivered in Alice Springs in 2023 and provides evidence-based tools and strategies that support recovery through discussions and creative activities.
Circles of Support is for the family and kin of people who experience alcohol, drug, gambling and/or mental health related challenges. Family and kin will gain connection and knowledge of the experiences impacting their loved one, themselves and other family members. It is designed to support families to maintain their wellbeing and be in a better position to support their loved ones.  
For more information and how to register go to www.livedexperiencent.net or contact Sal at 0423 656 284 or sal@livedexperiencent.net.Image attachment

We had a great time at World No Tobacco Day 2024 Fun Run today! Over 100 people came out for games, painting, smoothies, and free haircuts. Thanks Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and Alice Springs Town Council for inviting us to be part of such a positive event.

Smoking and vaping have detrimental impacts on our physical health. While nicotine may create an immediate sense of relaxation, research has shown that smoking actually increases anxiety and tension. Need help quitting? Call Quitline on 13 78 48 or text 'call back' to 0482 090 634.

#MentalHealthMatters #Wellbeing #HealthyBodiesSupportHealthyMinds
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We had a great time at World No Tobacco Day 2024 Fun Run today! Over 100 people came out for games, painting, smoothies, and free haircuts. Thanks Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and Alice Springs Town Council for inviting us to be part of such a positive event.
Smoking and vaping have detrimental impacts on our physical health. While nicotine may create an immediate sense of relaxation, research has shown that smoking actually increases anxiety and tension. Need help quitting? Call Quitline on 13 78 48 or text call back to 0482 090 634.
#MentalHealthMatters #Wellbeing #HealthyBodiesSupportHealthyMindsImage attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment
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