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Sunday Territorian 6 Oct 2019



Sunday Territorian 6 Oct 2019


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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18 MENTAL HEALTH WEEK ADVERTISING FEATURE SUNDAY OCTOBER 6 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Looking for help, friendship and support? Email: temhco.exec@temhco.com.au Phone: 0429 082 781 Web: www.temhco.com.au Promoting wellness in mental health through education, support & friendship to assist with recovery Providing a range of therapeutic activities to our consumers that include art classes, music therapy, sewing & craft, massage therapy & meditation We run outing events that might include fi shing, shopping, grow sessions, movies & lunch Advocacy service to educate the wider community regarding breaking the stigma & shame placed on mental illness MENTAL HEALTH WEEK CORPORATE DINNER Join us for a 3 course dinner as we launch Mental Health Week to raise awareness and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health. Guest Speaker Craig Semple As a former detective, Craig shares his experiences and the important message of taking care of your mental health. MC Anne Marie Lloyd Silent Auction Cash Bar OCTOBER 7, 2019 | 6PM OAKS ELAN DARWIN 31 WOODS ST, DARWIN CITY For further information, call 8948 1051 or email admin@mifant.org.au Tickets available online at www.trybooking.com/BCCNX Sponsored by Northern Territory PHN The Top End Mental Health Consumers Organisation has been helping Territorians for 20 years Picture: SUPPLIED Activites to improve health THE Top End Mental Health Consumers Organisation (TEMHCO) has been running for 20 years. We are a consumer run organisation supporting people with a mental illness who live in Palmerston and its rural areas. TEMHCO has grown considerably in numbers since we introduced a number of new therapeutic activities at our new drop-in centre at Woodroffe. Art Therapy and Sewing and Craft classes have proven to be the most popular with up to 30 people attending each class. Our therapeutic activities run by registered therapists also include music therapy and meditation classes. We also have a massage therapist and a beauty therapist who provides facials and mens grooming sessions. We are the only consumer run organisation in the Northern Territory and base our ideals on the Clubhouse Model where consumers have the opportunity to assist with the running of the centre to develop skills through volunteer work. TEMHCO soundly understands people with disability have full and equal human rights to make decisions and exercise control over their own lives. TEMHCO a person-centred innovative service that helps our consumers make informed choices and provide information that allow them a choice that will empower them to help improve their overall outcome, which includes social inclusion into the wider community and the capacity to improve their confidence and mental wellbeing. We are an advocacy service that provides a voice where our consumers can be heard by those who influence change. We are committed to reducing the social stigma surrounding mental illness and to encourage wellness and social inclusion in our community. We educate the commun ity by printing a quarterly newsletter The Consumer Voice and hold a monthly information stall outside Coles in Palmerston. Being a consumer-run organisation, our services are very volunteer orientated. A number of our volunteers are consumers who now have the confidence to help support in the day-to-day running of the organisation. We provide training to our volunteers that enable them to find future employment. Some of our volunteers have to come to us as a student for compulsory workplace experience. These students who may have never had work experi ence are given the opportunity to learn new skills and we are a referee for any future roles that they apply for. TEMHCO in conjunction with The Salvation Army have started a community garden project where the food grown helps feed both our consumers and local residents who are struggling financially. We are currently funded by the NTG Department of Health but cannot guarantee that this funding will continue in the long run so are always looking for ways to raise funds through fundraising activities and also corporate sponsorship. During the Mental Health Week we will be providing three days of activities that includes our Open Day on Thursday, October 10 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to try out Art Therapy, Sewing and Craft and be pampered with some facial or remedial massage. Our guests are also invited to a BBQ lunch from 12:30pm. We have a number of social media pages included Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin to advertise what is happening at TEMHCO plus our web page https:// www.temhco.com.au