More stories from the CAAMA team

  • News Wrap October 9

    The latest CAAMA news: William Tilmouth says short Governments and uncertain funding are disempowering Aboriginal people, Anangu people celebrate new 5 million hectare Indigenous Protected Area, Mental Health Week marked with Stress Less Day in Alice Springs and the Tour X Oz cycling from Adelaide to Darwin, and finally the Ceduna Oyster festival draws crowds.

  • Nurnakah Show – Aboriginal Perfromers


    Today’s Nurnakah Show is about LGBTI artists, queer and cultural identities, radical self-expression, politics and art, and general fabulousness!




  • Women’s Business…Mental Health Week 2015


    Mental Health Association of Central Australia along with many service providers in Alice Springs came together for Mental Health Week to raise awareness and provide support for people who may be suffering with mental health. Joining Lorena Walker and Suman Kumar in the CAAMA truck was the sweet sounds of The Everlastings with service providers from Lifeline Central Australia, NT Community Visitor Program, Menzies School of Research and Catholic Care NT.

    Mental unwellness affects 20% of the Australian population. this means 1 in every 5 people suffer from a mental disorder. the impact of mental unwellness in our communities, our families, society and our economy is enormous.

    A big thank you to all our guests who joined us on Women’s Business Laurel Duffel, Sophie Staughton, Michelle Sweet and Teresa Imms.


  • Music for the Mind: Dora Smith on Mental Health Week

    Winner of CAAMA Music’s Alukura competition, Dora Smith from Broome has returned to Alice Springs to record her first EP, and says music helps her and her family cope with mental illness.

  • Stress Less Day At The Park 2015

    As mental health week wrapped up in Alice Springs, hundreds of locals came down to the park opposite the Royal Flying Doctors to have a stress free day.

    There were many service providers with stalls full of information for people to access, those service providers included Metal Illness Fellowship Australia NT (MIFANT), Carers NT, Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA), Menzies School of Health, Mental Health Central Australian Health Service (MH CAHS), Mission Australia, Drug and Alcohol Services Association (DASA), Lifline, Catholic Care, The Gap Youth Centre, Headspace, Healthy Life Styles Bush mob and many more.