Northern Territory Council of Social Service

Directory

A directory for the general public and workers to access up-to-date listing of community sector social services available in the Northern Territory.

Region Serviced
Disability Accessible
Fees
Interpreter services available
Aboriginal Controlled Organisation
NDIS Registered
Eligibility criteria
Age
Disability
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Gender
Referrals

Aged Care Facility: High-Level-Care

High-level-care accommodation, registered by the Commonwealth, for indigenous elders requiring nursing care.

Aged Care Facility: Low-Level-Care

Low-level-care accommodation, registered by the Commonwealth, for indigenous elders capable of independent living with minimal support.

Independent Cabins

Self-contained accommodation is available for indigenouselders capable of independent living.

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Down Syndrome Support & Community Education

Support and information is available for people with Down Syndrome, their families and carers. Community education workshops promote awareness, resources and skills development to students, families schools carers and health professionals in relation to the health and wellbeing of people who have Down Syndrome.

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The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

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The Intensive Youth Support Service (IYSS) is for children and young people aged between 10 and 17 who have been involved with Territory Families, who are engaging in behaviours that place them at significant risk of further serious or emotional harm.

The intensive support provided focuses on both the individual and family members, and aims to ensure young people are given the tools and support they need to take them into a happy and successful adulthood. The approach builds on Anglicare NT’s commitment to working in preventative and innovative ways with young people and their families.

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Youth Accommodation Support Service (YASS) provides a range of services and support to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness aged between 15 to 19 years in Katherine, Darwin, Palmerston and the rural area.

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The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

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Counselling

Counselling, organisational development, human-resource consultancy services and critical-incident stress-management services are available for individuals and organisations across the Northern Territory.

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Provides professional, customised support and learning programs to minimise risks to employees’ personal health and wellbeing associated with exposure to traumatic events. Training includes stress management, effective communication, basic counselling skills and dealing with aggressive & violent people. A comprehensive peer support training program is also available.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Provides a comprehensive range of confidential counselling and support services in work-related problems for employees and their immediate family members, paid for by employers.

After-hours appointments are also available.

Male and female counsellors are available.

Training & Development

Training and consultancy services available in organisational development and human resources include strategic & business planning, performance management, succession planning, organisational reviews, focus groups & culture surveys, team development, leadership, development programs, human resource consulting, performance review & evaluation, policy review & development, recruitment and retention, recruitment testing, job design, outplacement services, career planning, performance management, diversity & cultural change and organisational change.

Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Program

A specialist counselling and therapeutic treatment service for people affected by alcohol and other drugs.

The program helps to support, encourage and reinforceactions taken by individuals to reduce alcohol and othersubstance related harm. The program is flexible and tailored to meet the needs of the individual, children, couples, families, groups, communities or organisations.

Education and counselling for employees and members oftheir immediate families are also available.

EASA psychologists and counsellors offering the program are professionally accredited, trained and experienced. Male and female counsellors are available.

 

Opening hours by appointment

Anyinginyi is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the people of Tennant Creen and the surrounding Barkly region.

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As a registered NDIS provider, Anglicare NT offers a wide range of services to help people achieve personal goals, thrive in the community and lead an independent life.

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Tangentyere Council is the major service delivery agency for the 18 Housing Associations known as ‘town camps’ in Alice Springs.

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Senior Citizens’ Association

Provides a range of activities for seniors in Alice Springs including bingo, card games, woodworking, snooker, bus trips and a monthly lunch.

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For the Kids is an information and support program for separated parents and their children and offers:

  • individual counselling for parents and children
  • Family Dispute Resolution (mediation) services
  • group information sessions for parents
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Akeyulerre Healing Centre promotes Arrernte cultural practice, identity and knowledge. Cultural practices supported by the Centre include preparation and distribution of bush medicines, access to and support of Ngangkeres, visits to country, song, dance, smoking ceremonies and collection and preparation of bush foods. Akeyulerre is based in Alice Springs and also services Bonya, Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) and Amoonguna.

Waltja is an advocate for community-based services, and a go-between or mediating organisation linking Aboriginal people in remote communities to service providers and funding bodies. Waltja is also a service provider, providing training, health, nutrition, disability and advocacy, mental health support and youth services under Commonwealth, NT-funded and philanthropic programs.

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This program is designed to divert young people, aged from 12 – 21, away from homelessness and anti-social behaviour that will impact on their functioning with mainstream society. What we do:

  • Intensive case management to a minimum of 40 young people to divert them from homeless and anti-social behaviour
  • Increase their capacity for social inclusion, self-reliance and self-sufficiency through innovative training and skills based programs such as Learn to Sail and other certificate training opportunities
  • Strengthen family links
  • Link young people and their families into other support services and networks that will increase their resilience, protective behaviours and capacity for social inclusion
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BBSSGNT is a suicide bereavement support group for persons over the age of 18 years who have been impacted by suicide loss of a family member, friend or work colleague.  Postvention support (support after suicide) is Prevention. For every incident of suicide, research indicates that at least 135 persons are affected by each incident. This equates to approx half a million people nationally in Australia alone.  The BBSSGNT is an initiative by SabrinasReach4Life based in Darwin. Currently this service is run by volunteers and auspiced by Anglicare NT.

Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of every month between 7pm to 9pm @ Harry’s Place, 1 Willeroo Street in TIWI.

Call 0491311211 for more information.

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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.

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St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc is a self-funding charitable organisation active in the Northern Territory, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

Ambulance Service

Provides twenty-four-hour, seven-day-a-week ambulance service. Patient transfer is also available.

Ambulance subscriptions are available for purchase.

First Aid Kits & Supplies

First aid kits and other first aid supplies are available for purchase. Re-stocking of first aid supplies is also available.

First Aid Training

Nationally-accredited training for CPR and first aid certificates are available. First Aid training includes emergency basic life support, first aid in remote locations, advanced resuscitation, occupational first aid, refresher courses and first aid management of anaphylaxis & asthma.

First Aid Volunteers

Provides first aid coverage at public events throughout the Northern Territory.

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The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

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Moving On supports young people who have left the care of the CEO/Territory Families to establish or maintain their independence.

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