NDIS will be hosting a series of information sessions in various locations:
Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Jabiru.
For more information or to register 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.
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Roundtable Alice Springs & Darwin April 2017
Visit this page for photos from the Alice Springs Event
This initiative has involved 8 workshops during March – April 2017 (one in each capital city) aimed to get jurisdictional input to better understand the national picture of housing, homeless and mental health in order to develop pol icy and research directions by injecting ‘housing affordability and supply’ into the national mental health debate. The workshops included highly participative exercises and were based on a discussion paper developed by the Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute (AHURI) .
To view a summary version of outputs captured during the workshop, click here
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: email@example.com
To view Carers NT – Program Update – Mental Health Education and Carer Support Programs, click hereread more
Registrations for the Towards Elimination of Restrictive Practices 11th National Forum (formerly Seclusion & Restraint Reduction forum) are now open.
The forum will be held at The University of Western Australia in Perth on 4 – 5 May 2017, with the theme, Working together, a culture of care.
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.read more
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:
Presenter: Dr Shona Francey, Orygen
• 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
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.
Speakers and attendees provided the local perspective; the aim of the forums was to support the work of Coalition members in improving the mental health system for consumers across the Northern Territory.read more
Did you miss out on attending the Opportunities in Community Mental Health in the NT forum in Alice Springs?read more