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
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.
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.
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.
The NPS program provides a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for people living with mental illness.
Psychosocial Support is recovery focused – We believe people can recover from mental illness and lead satisfying and rewarding lives.
We work closely with individuals to identify their own unique pathway towards recovery and resilience. Through our services, we deliver a combination of practical support and guidance to help people turn their lives around.
Referrals can be made by:
• Family member
• General Practitioner
• Other Service Provider
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.
Mampu Maninja-kurlangu Jarlu Patu-ku Aboriginal Corp. operates the highly respected Yuendumu Old People’s Programme (YOPP) aged care service.
The core aim of the program is to provide a range of support services that enable old people to remain living in Yuendumu with their families and thereby relieving the risk of unnecessary permanent placement in Alice Springs nursing homes. We achieve this by delivering high quality, culturally appropriate care and services to aged and frail clients and by supporting family care givers.
Tennant Creek Transport “We move People”- Addressing Transport disadvantage in Tennant Creek.
Accredited to Operated Commercial Passenger Vehicles and NDIS registered transport provider.
- Town Flexible Route bus Service – Monday to Friday 8-5
- Door to Door Minibus ( wheelchair capacity 2) Monday to Friday 7.30 -5
- Greyhound Connect Service – getting passengers to and from the Greyhound Service in Tennant Creek
- Charter Services
The Balunu Foundation is a not for profit, charitable organisation focused on the healing of Indigenous youth and people and is based in Darwin, Northern Territory. In particular, Balunu seeks to instil a cultural identity among Indigenous youth at risk through a culturally
appropriate healing program which builds self belief and self esteem whilst assisting Indigenous youth to overcome the wide range of challenges they face as young Indigenous people in today’s society.
Balunu is focused on addressing the social challenges faced by Indigenous people and youth through a healing centred engagement approach. Although the program is Indigenous specific the program has achieved great success with non Indigenous youth who have attended the program.
Through a deliberate and purposeful program Balunu aims to provide hope for Indigenous youth and families by breaking the cycle of disadvantage through good health, education, life skills, opportunity, training, employment and most importantly healing. Identity plays the most crucial factor in strengthening the youth’s sense of self and the healing allows for the individuals to free their pain enough to take advantage of opportunity that exists to move forward in the new world, whilst maintaining a strong connection to culture and identity
With over 25 years’ experience in the Northern Territory, founded and built on strong values, CatholicCare NT are experts in strengthening and building people and communities to make difficult situations more manageable.
The Youth Mental Health Service provides clinical evidence based counselling to support young people with complex mental health needs who live in the NT. We also assist families and carers to increase their knowledge and understanding of the challenges their young people are managing.