Welcome to the NT Mental Health Coalition
The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC) is the peak body for community managed mental health organisations in the Northern Territory. The Coalition has a network of 200 individuals, organisations and stakeholders including a membership of 35 organisations. The Coalition is a member of both the Mental Health Australia (MHA) and Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA).
The aim of the Coalition is to be a strong voice for member organisations and a reference point for governments on all issues relating to the provision of mental health services in the Northern Territory, engaging regularly and consulting with the community mental health sector, members, and stakeholders. Each year the Coalition supports events for Mental Health Week, including the launch, administering the online calendar, and organising the community Mental Health Awards.
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2017-18 NT Mental Health Coalition Annual Report
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 2018 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 2018.
To view the final report click here.
In conjunction with the report the NT Mental Health Coalition contributed to an 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 to view the article.
CMHA Submission to the NDIS Costs Issues Paper
The CMHA submission can be accessed on the Productivity Commission website: Click here
Free Online Peer Support Forums
The sane forums are a safe, anonymous online community for people living with mental illness and their families, friends and carers.
SANE Australia is inviting NTMHC members to join this free program, simply by integrating the service into their websites. These partnerships with community mental health organisations are vital for promoting the forums into metropolitan, regional, and rural communities around Australia.
Sane Australia Representation Survey
In 2018 SANE Australia conducted a survey asking Australians how they wanted mental illness to be represented in images. With over 5,000 participants, the majority of those having a lived experience of mental illness, the survey results gave a clear indication of the types of images that contribute to stigma and which images portray a fair and accurate representation of living with a mental illness.
For the survey report please click here.