Upcoming Events

Past Events

Darwin Mental Health Network Meeting

Hosted by Carers NT on Friday 9 June 2017.
The Darwin Mental Health Network is an information sharing and networking opportunity for Workers within the Mental Health Sector.
For more information click here

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Housing, Homelessness and Mental Health Workshops Darwin 5 April 2017

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

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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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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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