Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA)
MHACA is a not for profit specialist mental health service providing psycho-social support services and educational programs aimed at enhancing the mental health and well-being of people living in Central Australia.
We offer a range of services which aim to facilitate wellness for a diverse range of individuals living with mental illness or going through mental distress.
MHACA provides psychosocial support services, NDIS support coordination and services, individual and group-based supports, educational and training programs and a Drop-in centre.
MHACA can help people with a diagnosed mental illness with:
- Building daily living skills
- Increasing physical health and wellbeing
- Being confident in the community
- Managing mental health conditions
Mental Illness Fellowship Australia (NT) – (MIFANT)
Mental Illness fellowship of Australia (NT) (MIFANT) is a not for profit charitable organisation that has been operating in the NT for over 30 years. With services in Darwin, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. MIFANT provides recovery based support to people with a mental illness, their families and carers and also early intervention to children and young people at risk of developing a mental illness.
MIFANT also provides a range of NDIS services for people with a mental illness including Recovery Coach, Support Coordination, Social and Community Participation and Community Access. As a not for profit organisation, all NDIS funds go back to providing quality supports.
MIFANT is the NT members for National organisations Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia and Mental Health Carers Australia. Both organisations provide a national advocacy platform for the NT to be represented on issues affecting the whole of the mental health sector.
Mission Australia – National Psychosocial Support Program
Mission Australia’s Psychosocial Services in the Northern Territory provide support to people with mental illness as they transition to the NDIS, as well as to those who are not eligible for NDIS or for whom NDIS is not the most appropriate support. Working within a recovery framework, the service supports people to achieve their recovery goals by providing non-clinical services so that people are able to maintain their housing, manage their finances and daily living activities, engage in work or training, and maintain their physical and social wellbeing.
Mission Australia – Suicide Prevention Program
The Suicide Prevention Program develops, promotes and delivers suicide prevention activities and builds community awareness and capacity to respond to suicide and other related issues. The program aims to improve outcomes for people at risk of suicide across Katherine, Mataranka, Binjari, Lajamanu, Barunga, Beswick, Manyallaluk, Minerri, Kalarindji, and Jilkminggan.
Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC)
The NT Mental Health Coalition is the peak body for Non-Government Organisations in the Northern Territory who provide services to mental health consumers and their families. Its members are organisations and its main role is to promote mental health through representing the interests of members and work towards ensuring that Consumers and Carers are provided with quality mental health services.
To provide an effective peak body function by ensuring a strong voice for member organisations and a reference for government on all issues relating to the provision of mental health services in the Northern Territory of Australia.
1.To be representative of member organisations providing mental health services across the Northern Territory.
2.To provide advice and policy input on Northern Territory mental health service provision and any associated challenges to all levels of government.
3.To contribute a Northern Territory perspective on the provision of effective and accessible mental health services to national mental health networks and associated peak bodies.
4.To promote and facilitate, and dissemination and discussion, of contemporary information, government policy positions and initiatives to member organisations.
5.To ensure, where possible within available resources, the provision of sector development services and support to member organisations.
6.To actively network with local and national organisations to promote awareness of the role of the Coalition and issues related to the provision of quality mental health service provision across the Northern Territory.
Northern Territory Stolen Generations Corporation (NTSGC)
NT Stolen Generations was formally incorporated in 1998 to respond directly to the needs and concerns of members of the Stolen Generations, their families and communities through the following:
- Provide emotional support, social wellbeing services and referral service for Stolen Generations members and their families/descendants in the Top End
- Provide inter-generational activities on special occasions as part of a healing and identity strengthening process
- Regularly inform members regarding any National issues affecting the Stolen Generations
- Monitor and work towards implementing the 54 Recommendations from the Bringing Them Home Report
Palmerston Men’s Shed
Men’s Sheds are a community workshop area for men to gather, develop skills, and undertake different activities.
Men’s Sheds are about increasing the wellbeing of men by fostering social connectedness and increasing self-esteem. A number of projects and social enterprises can operate out of a Men’s Shed. Membership is by application and payment of a small annual fee.
Red Dust Role Models Ltd – Healthy Living Program
Healthy Living utilises sport, art, music and dance to drive its messages resulting in fun, interactive and inclusive classroom activities. Role Models from sport, art, music, dance, business and health provide the expertise to support the delivery of Healthy Living. Students learn the essential elements to good health including nutrition, hygiene, substance misuse and physical activity. Learning outcomes range from the recommended intake of fruit and vegetables to the definition and causes of common preventable diseases. Students are encouraged to be creative and learn new skills in sport, the arts and healthy cooking while interacting with role models.