Our members, Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia NT (MIFANT) held a stall at the recent Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival between 10-12th May. Staff found the opportunity to connect with the local community and discuss mental health services incredibly rewarding. Hearing success stories from old clients reminded the team of the positive impact they can have. A particular good news story involved an old client who previously participated in services offered at the drop-in centre in Coconut Grove.
The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition welcomes Northern Territory government’s increased investment and collaboration with the Commonwealth on the National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Agreement.
The Mission Australia Katherine team had the honour of attending the opening reception of the Minbala Mani Kantri | Our Mothers Country art exhibition at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre. During this special event the NT Mental Health Week Tapestry was also presented and displayed as we celebrated the collaboration and creativity of the community, brought to life through the tapestry developed as part of the NT Mental Health Week activity facilitated by Mission Australia Katherine.
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.

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