For the past two years in partnership with other state and Territory peaks, the NT Mental Health Coalition has been advocating at a Territory and national level for the funding of psychosocial supports to meet the needs of Australians currently ineligible for the NDIS. NTMHC welcomes the NDIS Review Report released last week and has written a response.
NT Mental Health Coalition held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 16th November at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. The NTMHC 2022-2023 Annual Report was presented with comments from Anne Gawen as Chairperson, Dira Horne as Treasurer and Geoff Radford as CEO.
This was the first year that the NT Mental Health Coalition held a Mental Health Awards Ceremony for Central Australia. The event which took place on October 30th was opened by Traditional Owner Benedict Stevens at Alice Springs Desert Park. 45 people were in attendance as Alice Springs Town Council Mayor Matt Paterson handed out the awards.
Geoff Radford, CEO of the NT Mental Health Coalition sheds light on what Territorians can do to look after their wellbeing in an interview with Katie Woolf during NT Mental Health Week. “By talking with our mates we can help reduce the stigma associated with mental health,” Geoff says.
Congratulations to all nominees and the winners of the Mental Health Awards. Hon Lauren Moss MLA, Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention hosted a launch and awards ceremony at Parliament House, celebrating the exceptional and inspiring contributions of individuals and teams in helping to improve the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Territorians.
Mental Health Week is a chance to increase awareness and help to reduce the stigma associated with mental ill-health by simply talking about it and getting involved in Mental Health Week activities. Learn more about this year's theme Celebrating Our Strengths and find out what's happening around the NT and how you can get involved.