Upcoming Events

Darwin Mental Health Network Meeting

Hosted by Carers NT & supported by MHPN

The Darwin Mental Health Network is an information sharing and networking opportunity for Workers within the Mental Health Sector. At the next event, Chez Pilkington, Program Manager will present information about the HASI – Housing Assistance Support Initiative.

Date: Tuesday 21st August 2018
Start: 1:00 pm
Close: 3:00 pm
Venue: Carers NT, 59 Bayview Blvd, Bayview

Topic: HASI – Housing Assistance Support Initiative
Speaker: Chez Pilkington, HASI Program Manager

Click here to download the flyer

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

TeamHEALTH’S NDIS WoW Support Coordination Training – Darwin

Get your Support Coordination skills up to scratch with TeamHEALTH’s award winning, tried and tested, NDIS CREW Training, 4th June 2018. The NDIS WoW training will provide you with the tools and technical skills required to provide NDIS Support Coordination (Level 2). To learn more click here. To register click here

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

Past Events

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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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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Community Visitor Program

CVP is organising a youth mental health training facilitated by Orygen/Victoria, the national Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. Feel free to send it to other relevant people in your organisation. We will send out a flyer with further details shortly, but if you are interested, keep this date free:

Wednesday 3 August 2016, 8:30-12:30
Venue TBA
Presenter: Dr Shona Francey, Orygen
Cost: $80


• Principles of youth mental health (diagnosis and diagnostic processes, treatment, best practice)
• Elements of youth mental health inpatient and outpatient/day program including best practice for working with young people with early and emerging mental health difficulties
• Working with families of young people
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SANE online forums

Free online discussions moderated by SANE, for people living with a mental illness and for carers.

Anyone can register and join in by visiting the Forums page on the MHACA website, or by following the links below.

Lived Experience forum:

Tuesday 19 July 6:30pm-8:30pm NT time“What use is a diagnosis?”

We want to hear your thoughts on the benefits and challenges of receiving a diagnosis, how you can connect with or disclose to others, how it may affect your identity, and any advice you might give to someone receiving a diagnosis.


Carers forum:

Tuesday 26 July 6:30pm-8:30pm NT time“Recovering our families” – with partner guest Helping Minds (WA).

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