The Community Wellbeing & Healing program provides culturally appropriate wellbeing and healing programs, and activities in partnership with Larrakia Nation. The community wellbeing and healing program is part of the Darwin –National suicide prevention trial. We work towards improving outcomes for individuals and families so they can feel supported and empowered to thrive within their community, improving sense of belonging within a positive community, and enriching social connectedness
The program aims include;
- Building resilience and improving social and emotional wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Improving sense of belonging and enriching social connectedness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Providing a safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to access and engage in cultural wellbeing and healing activities.
We can provide free counselling and support for people impacted by the Royal Commission, including people with a disability, their families, carers or support workers.
How can we help?
- Free counselling and support (face to face, phone or other ways of communicating)
- Assistance preparing a submission to the Disability Royal Commission
- Supported referrals to advocacy or legal advice
- Case management
- Referral to other services where needed
- Work with interpreters
Provides support, friendship and social opportunities for men of all ages. Men’s Shed provides tools and equipment that the men can use for small woodworking or other hobby activities and community projects.
CatholicCare NT is a not-for-profit organisation, providing counselling services and programs to individuals, couples, families, children groups, schools and agencies across the Northern Territory.
The organisation provides counselling and other support services in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Tiwi, Wadeye, Nauiyu, Jabiru, Maningrida, Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Ltyentye Apurte, Finke, Titjikala, Indulkana and Ali Curung.
The Nauiyu Nambiyu Child Care Centre provides quality child care services that meets the needs of families and communities.
Intensive Family and Parenting Support helps keep vulnerable families together. Through assertive outreach and case management, families are supported to develop parenting skills, build relationships with their children and strengthen their capacity to keep children and young people safe from harm.
The Child and Family Contact Service supports children and young people in the care of the Chief Executive Officer of Territory Families to have meaningful and quality contact with their parents and family. Families are supported to develop parenting skills and a safe environment that will help facilitate the return of children and young people into their care.
Where reunification is not possible, children and families are provided with contact opportunities that enhance connection to culture, family and community.
Community Housing is offered in Alice Springs for people on low to moderate incomes. Located at Bloomfield Street, the housing complexes include two-bedroom units that are available to rent.
The NT Housing Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) provides support to people with a mental illness who currently live in Department of Housing and Community Development accommodation. HASI assists participants to maintain their tenancy and also provides psychosocial support to help participants develop life skills that will improve their quality of life.
Referrals are through the Top End Mental Health Service (TEMHS) or the Department of Housing and Community Development.
Katherine Isolated Children’s Service is a remote, mobile playgroup. KICS is a not-for-profit, registered charity funded under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) through the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA). KICS travels vast distances to bring the joy of play based learning to socially and/or geographically isolated children and families living in Indigenous communities and on pastoral stations in the greater Katherine region.
Parentline provides free counselling and support to parents and carers of children living in the Northern Territory.
Parentline offers confidential phone and WebChat counselling and support for parents and carers and offers a safety-net for families by providing support when it’s most needed. This includes after hours, weekends, where families may feel isolated and where local services are unavailable.
Whether it’s support for challenging behaviour, relationship with children, co-parenting guidance or mental health help, Parentline is here.
Kids do better when their parents feel supported.
Parentline is here to support parents 8am-10pm, 7 days a week.
Call 1300 30 1300 or visit parentline.com.au
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, Minyerri, Kalkarindji, and Jilkminggan.
headspace Katherine is a free and confidential service that can help eligible young people aged 12 to 25 with their mental health and wellbeing. headspace Katherine provides assistance in 4 key areas: Mental Health, Physical and Sexual Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and Vocational Support.
headspace Katherine is an inclusive service which does not discriminate regardless of race, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability.
Volunteering SA&NT is a not-for-profit organisation, the peak body for volunteering and a volunteer support service, leading the sector in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Volunteering SA&NT began working in the Northern Territory in 2007 and re-branded as Volunteering NT in December 2016. We work with individuals, organisations, businesses and communities to lead, advance, grow, promote and celebrate volunteering.
Through key partnerships, we provide a range of services, support and resources for all volunteer involving organisations and just under a million volunteers, which contributes to positive volunteering experiences and the strengthening of communities.
In the Northern Territory, there are more than 70,000 volunteers, whose contribution is valued at around $3.3 billion and in South Australia there are more than 900,000 volunteers, whose contribution is valued at around $5 billion annually.
Surf Life Saving Northern Territory (SLSNT) is a volunteer-based community service organisation regarded as the peak coastal safety body in the NT, which formed in 1983 and incorporated in 1991.
There are three Surf Life Saving Club’s (SLSC) in the Northern Territory, two in Darwin and one in Nhulunbuy.
GIVIT Listed Ltd connects those who have with those who need, in a safe and private way. Through the GIVIT website, trusted Australian organisations are able to request exactly what is needed by their clients. These requests are listed here, where everyday Australians can donate in response. Alternatively, donors can pledge items for donation into our online warehouse which is a private online portal where registered organisations can see and reserve what’s available.
When a need is matched to a donation, the GIVIT portal sends an email to exchange contact details between the donor and the organisation where they can both liaise to arrange a delivery option. Once the charity receives the item, it is privately passed onto the recipient. The donor and recipient never meet as, above all, GIVIT aims to preserve the dignity and privacy of people accessing support.
We provide adults with care, protection and a safe place to sleep 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. They are referred to the shelter by the police, community patrol or community services after being found intoxicated in public spaces. For many clients, the Sobering Up Shelters provide an alternative for incarceration and pathways to engage in AOD and other health services to help reduce the harm for AOD misuse.
- 18 years of age or over
- referred to the service by Police, Community Patrol Organisations, other referring agencies, responsible community member or self referral
- intoxicated through drinking alcohol or through inhaling volatile substances
- conscious and not seriously injured
- not unmanageably aggressive or abusive.
Relationship Australia NT has a new service that can help seniors feel more respected and safer. It’s a service for older people who are being neglected, treated badly, are feeling unsafe or worried because they are having problems with their family, friends or carers. Get free help through counselling, assisted family meetings, support and referrals. Support from experienced Aboriginal staff and interpreters is also available. For more information, visit https://nt.relationships.org.au/help_with/senior-relationship-services/
It’s still business as usual for us, although we’ve closed our offices to limit the spread of COVID-19. Appointments will be available via phone and video only.
Child Wise is a social enterprise that provides child safety training, consultancy and accreditation services to organisations where children and young people spend time. Our purpose is to build the capacity of management, staff and volunteers to keep children safe in their care according to the highest standards. Established in 1991, Child Wise has over 25 years of experience specialising in preventing, and responding to, child abuse. In Australia, Child Wise pioneered the use of Child Safety Standards as a best practice model based on the principles of capacity building and prevention, that aim to create and maintain a culture where child safety is front of mind. We work with organisations of all sizes, across a range of different industries to achieve our mission.