National Rural Health Alliance NT

The reported prevalence of mental illness in rural and remote Australia appears similar to that of major cities. Access to mental health services are substantially more limited than in major cities. Tragically, rates of self-harm and suicide increase with remoteness. To view the latest Mental Health Fact Sheet click here

New report highlights need for government support for informal mental health carers

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (NT) is calling on the Territory and Federal Government to protect existing supports for mental health carers, following the release of a major new report showing informal mental health carers are contributing $13.2 billion annually caring for people with mental illness, 1.7 times more than government investment in mental health services nationally. For the Media Release click here
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Community Mental Health Australia 2017-18 Federal Pre-Budget Submission

CMHA have completed their 2017-2018 Federal Pre-Budget Submission. The Pre-Budget Submission has been developed in consultation with the States and Territories. The Submission puts forward six defined budget initiatives that are concrete measures to address issues occurring with the various mental health reforms and the NDIS that could be considered for inclusion in the 2017-18 Federal Budget. View the submission here

Music & Mental Health Workshops

Workshops for music, health and education practitioners and carers of people experiencing mental health challenges. Saturday 6th May 2017 at Charles Darwin University. For more information or to register by April 24 email: nt@austmta.org.au

To view Carers NT – Program Update – Mental Health Education and Carer Support Programs, click here

Award for MHACA’s ‘Suicide Story – our Way’

The Coalition would like to congratulate our member organisation Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA’s ) Suicide Story program which receive The Northern Territory Fitzgerald Human Rights award for Social Change on 7 December 2016.

MHACA is very proud of ‘Suicide Story – Our Way’ and its way of using cultural practices to guide participants through the process of understanding suicide and reducing stigma so communities can help one another in times of crisis.

Suicide Story would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of many brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles and elders throughout the NT who provided their wisdom in its development and implementation.

MHACA would like to acknowledge the work and dedication of all the Suicide Story team members from Central, Barkly and Top End regions both past and present. This includes, Suicide Story Facilitators, Program Managers, Project Officers, Trainers, past SSAAG members and all community members who have welcomed our program into their lives and contributed to its growing strength.

Finally, they gratefully acknowledge their sponsors, the Northern Territory Department of Health and the Northern Territory Primary Health Network.

For more information about Suicide Story please call 8950 4600 or visit the MHACA website.

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

A new strategy for inclusion and action.
LGBTI Australians are more likely to attempt suicide and to harm themselves than the general population. They are also more likely to be diagnosed with a mental disorder. Transgender people aged 18 and over are nearly 11 times more likely to attempt suicide than the general population, and intersex people aged 16 and over are nearly six times more likely. Young LGBTI people – those aged between 16 and 17 – are five times more likely. Now, the peak body for LGBTI health in Australia, the National LGBTI Health Alliance, has created a National LGBTI Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Strategy – the first of its kind in Australia, and a global rarity too.
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