Upcoming Events

Mental Health First Aid Training

For a link to the accredited Mental Health First Aid instructors in the Northern Territory click here
For a link to accredited Mental Health First Aid instructors Nationwide click here

Past Events

2017 Mental Health Week Community Survey

In 2017 as part of Mental Health Week activities the Mental Health Coalition (Coalition) invited the Northern Territory Community to provide feedback about their experiences of the mental health services, programs or the systems in the Territory, as well as people’s...

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World Suicide Prevention Day Event

Join us for a smoking ceremony, guest speakers, music and a commemorative event aimed at helping with your reflections and healing.  Click here to download the flyer When: Wednesday 12th of September Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Where: Alice Springs Town Council...

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My Life My Lead

Opportunities for strengthening approaches to the social determinants and cultural determinants of Indigenous health: Report on the national consultations December 2017. For more information click here
To view the report click here

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NT Office of Disability Workshops

The Office of Disability is excited to announce a range of sector development workshops in 2018. These sector development workshops will support your organisation to deliver services that are flexible and tailored to individual strengths and needs. You can register your attendance at here

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Release of the Final Report of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review 2017

The Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review 2017 has now been completed. A forum for all interested stakeholders was held on 22 January in Darwin. This was an opportunity to discuss the findings and recommendations of the review. A further forum was held in Alice Springs on 15 March. To view the final report click here
NT Mental Health Coalition article on Croakey (independent, in-depth social journalism for health) 19 January 2018 about the mental health and suicide prevention service review undertaken for the Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NTPHN). Click here

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Darwin Mental Health Network Meeting

The Darwin Mental Health Network is an information sharing and networking opportunity for Workers within the Mental Health Sector. The next meeting is on Monday 12 March 2018. For more information click here

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Critical Incident & NDIS Provider Forum

The Office of Disability invites you to attend a forum in Darwin on 17 November 2017, commencing at 9am – 12:30pm to include two sessions:
• Introduction to the Critical Incident Reporting Guidelines
• NDIS Provider Forum facilitated by PwC Indigenous Consulting (Implementation Partners)
For more information click here

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Mental health needs community-driven, whole-of-government responses

What do federal government policy initiatives look like when they ‘trickle down’ to individual groups, communities and people? Inevitably they will have different implications in different situations.
A recent roundtable in the remote Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek was convened amidst intersecting policy changes, including those addressing mental health, disability and the delivery of primary care.
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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

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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

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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.

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CMHA Expressions of Interest

CMHA Expressions of Interest

Community Mental Health Australia invites you to attend the NDIS Mental Health Conference 16/17 November 2017
To register click here

Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA)- Reference Group for the National Mental Health NDIS Conference.

The conference will be the nation’s first nation-wide, sector-driven professional development conference, focused on NDIS and mental health and will be held in Sydney in November 2017.

The draft Terms of Reference for the Conference Reference Group (CRG) is attached (Click here).

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