Member Update: MIFANT – Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival

Our members, Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia NT (MIFANT) held a stall at the recent Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival between 10-12th May. Staff found the opportunity to connect with the local community and discuss mental health services incredibly rewarding. Hearing success stories from old clients reminded the team of the positive impact they can have.

A particular good news story involved an old client who previously participated in services offered at the drop-in centre in Coconut Grove.

NTMHC Member Update

The Mission Australia Katherine team had the honour of attending the opening reception of the Minbala Mani Kantri | Our Mothers Country art exhibition at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre. During this special event the NT Mental Health Week Tapestry was also presented and displayed as we celebrated the collaboration and creativity of the community, brought to life through the tapestry developed as part of the NT Mental Health Week activity facilitated by Mission Australia Katherine.

NTMHC responds to NDIS Review

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For the past two years in partnership with other state and Territory peaks, the NT Mental Health Coalition has been advocating at a Territory and national level for the funding of psychosocial supports to meet the needs of Australians currently ineligible for the NDIS. NTMHC welcomes the NDIS Review Report released last week and has written a response.

NTMHC 2022-2023 Annual Report Presented At Our AGM

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NT Mental Health Coalition held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 16th November at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. The NTMHC 2022-2023 Annual Report was presented with comments from Anne Gawen as Chairperson, Dira Horne as Treasurer and Geoff Radford as CEO.

First NT Mental Health Week Awards Ceremony Held in Central Australia

Alice Springs NT Mental Health Awards Ceremony

This was the first year that the NT Mental Health Coalition held a Mental Health Awards Ceremony for Central Australia. The event which took place on October 30th was opened by Traditional Owner Benedict Stevens at Alice Springs Desert Park. 45 people were in attendance as Alice Springs Town Council Mayor Matt Paterson handed out the awards.

NT Mental Health Week 2023 Top End Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to all nominees and the winners of the Mental Health Awards. Hon Lauren Moss MLA, Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention hosted a launch and awards ceremony at Parliament House, celebrating the exceptional and inspiring contributions of individuals and teams in helping to improve the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Territorians.

One Week Until NT Mental Health Week!

Mental Health Week is a chance to increase awareness and help to reduce the stigma associated with mental ill-health by simply talking about it and getting involved in Mental Health Week activities.

Learn more about this year’s theme Celebrating Our Strengths and find out what’s happening around the NT and how you can get involved.

NTMHC Supports the Voice and Better Mental Health for all Australians

The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition unequivocally supports enshrining a Voice to Parliament. A YES vote provides our nation with a new and rare opportunity to move forward towards meaningful change and better mental health and wellbeing for all Australians. By providing a national platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to speak on matters affecting them, changes can be made that are appropriate and relevant to their people and their communities.

NTMHC Response on Youth Justice and Child Wellbeing Reform Across Australia

NT Mental Health Coalition have written a submission responding to specific questions posed by the Australian Human Rights Commission on Youth Justice and Child Wellbeing Reform across Australia. Evidence from numerous reports and the NT Royal Commission is clear on factors that lead to overincarceration of youth, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in the Northern Territory.

Do you, or someone you know, 
need help with your mental health?

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