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Service Report Jan - June 2008

Details:

Title

Service Report Jan - June 2008

Other title

Mental Health Association of Central Australia

Collection

Mental Health Association of Central Australia reports; MHACA : Mental Health Association of Central Australia reports; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2008

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2008

Language

English

Subject

Mental health facilities -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Mental health services -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Well-being -- Social aspects -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Mental Health Association of Central Australia

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Copyright owner

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/242228

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/610060

Page content

MHACAServiceReport,JanuaryJune2008 /15 PathwaysstaffsupportclientstoattendarangeofD2DLactivitieswhichinclude: DailyDropInCentreprovidingpeersupport WeeklySinging/Choir,CreativeCanvas,Beadwork,Writing/StoryTellinggroups ConsumerForumswhichareselffacilitatedonamonthlybasistoidentifyanddiscuss consumerissuesandreportbacktoMHACACommitteeandstaffwhenrequiredviathetwo consumerrepresentatives Amonthlyweekendeventeg:videoandpizzanight,coffeemorningsatlocalvenues Participationatlocalconcertsandmoviesaspartofmonthlyoutings WeeklyGROWGroups:12StepPeerSupportProgram Reclinkactivitiesweeklyandmonthlysportandrecreationalpursuitswhichinclude 10pinbowling,swimming,socialtennis,8ball,indoorrockclimbingandfootballevents SalvationArmyactivitiespotteryandcrafts PathwaysstaffcontinuetosupportamonthlyMensOutingGroupcomprisingofmoviesand/or picnicstolocalscenicreservesincollaborationwiththePreventionandRecoveryteam. Approximately17sharedclientshaveregularlyengagedintheD2DLactivitiesandbetween 79visitonadailybasistomeetanddiscussevents. AnnualMattDeerMemorialCamp On1718MaytheannualMattDeerMemorialCampwasarrangedinconjunctionwiththeP&R, LPPandAdminstaffandoneCASAstaffmember.Thegroupof5staffand7clientsspenttwo nightsatGlenHelenincludinganescortedCASAclientwiththeircarer.Featuresofthiscamp includedtrekking,scenichelicopterrides,excursiontotheochrepits,aGlenHelenrestaurantdinner andseverallongnightsofsharingaroundthecampfire.Sightseeingalongthewayincludedvisiting theMountSonderlookoutandOrmistonGorgeonthewayhome. MHACAagainthanksWaltjafortheuseoftheirtrailer,AliceHelicoptersServices forthescenic flightsandtheconsumersformakingitanexcitingandmeaningfulexcursiontoexperience friendshipandbelongingaswelladventurethroughtheoutbackandviewinglocalsights. 1.6Clientssuccessfullyhoused Limitedsingleaccommodationhousingcontinuestoplacestressorsonsomeclients. MHACA2bedroomflat:thepurchaseofa2bedroomflathasincreasedindependentlivingfor twoextraclients(inadditiontotheexisting3x1bedroomunits).TheHousingCommitteemetin Januarytodevelopasharedtenancycriteriaandcompatibilityquestionnaireandreceivedsix applicationsforthenewpropertyanddulytenantedamaleandfemaletenant.Followingthe relocationofonetenanttheflatpresentlyhasavacancy. AnglicareandSturtLodge:hasprovidedtransitoryaccommodationforeightpeople.Ofthese,two werereferredontolongertermhousingwithAnglicaresBillBraitlingtransitionalhousing,onehas beenabletoretainthisaccommodationduringanextendedperiodofresidentialrehabilitation,and tworeceivedMHACAlongtermhousingfollowingseveralmonthsoflivinginthelodges.