MHACA Services During COVID-19

The Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA) is providing an essential service to people who have severe and complex mental health issues and will continue to support our participants through this difficult time.

At this stage all our programs, including the Day Program, remain open with increased hygiene and physical distancing measures in place.

Our hours of operation remain the same Monday to Friday 8am-4pm, and our Drop-in Centre continues to be open Monday 8.30am-1pm, Tuesday to Friday 8.30am-3pm at 14 Lindsay Avenue, East Side.

Some of our group activities have changed or have been modified. Participants can contact MHACA on 89504600 to book an activity or for further information.

MHACA is still accepting referrals and people can contact MHACA to organise an intake interview.

MHACA staff will also be visiting all participants in the next week with information packs and to discuss what supports they might need. If the MHACA office needs to close for a period of time MHACA will still support participants.

MHACA asks service providers and community members who need to come to the MHACA office to observe safety and hygiene measures, and please do not come if you are unwell or have returned from interstate or overseas travel within the last 14 days.

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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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