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
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GROW Support Group

Provides self-help and support groups for adults with mental health or emotional problems. Groups follow a structured program and provide support for participants in a positive and non-threatening setting. GROW groups are voluntary, anonymous, confidential and non-denominational.

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Peak Body

The peak body for Aboriginal community-controlled healthservices in the Northern Territory. AMSANT works with the Government and communities to provide effective Aboriginal medical services and lobbies Government for positive changes that help to improve the health of Aboriginal people. The service advocates for equality in health focusing on supporting the provision of high-quality comprehensive primary health-care services for Aboriginal communities. AMSANT also provides representation on committees, forums, conferences, meetings, inquiries, commissions and seminars relating to Aboriginal health.

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Advocacy

Identifies workplace issues for women in order to raise awareness, lobby for change and provide informed public comment. Interpreters can be arranged. Individual Client Service Provides information, advice and appropriate referral relating to workplace issues for Northern Territory women. Longer term casework assistance and support are also available. Interpreters can be arranged.

Information Service

Provides information for women about their legal rights in the workplace; awards & agreements; workers’ compensation and health & safety; work & family issues; discrimination and harassment in the workplace; workplace bullying; dismissal; and other issues of concern for women in the workforce. Interpreters can be arranged.

Training & Information Sessions

Training & information sessions on industrial relations for women are provided for groups or targeted work places.Topics may include workers’ legal & moral rights and workplace bullying. Interpreters can be arranged.

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Aboriginal Peak Organisations Alliance

An alliance comprising the Central Land Council (CLC), Northern Land Council (NLC), and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory (AMSANT).

The alliance works towards providing an effective response to key issues affecting Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory;

  • advocates practical policy solutions to government;
  • increases Aboriginal involvement in policy development & implementation;
  • expands opportunities for community control; and
  • strengthens networks between Aboriginal organisations in the Northern Territory.
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Peak Industry Body for Disability Services

The national industry association for disability services in the Northern Territory. NDS assists members to operate efficient and effective services and to meet relevant industry & government standards through the provision of information and advice, networking opportunities and access to corporate support.

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AADANT is the peak body for Alcohol and Other Drugs in the Northern Territory.

As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT.

Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.

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NAPCAN’s programs promote every child’s right to be safe and addresses the underlying issues of child abuse and neglect.

NAPCAN’s activities include the following:

  • Supporting child-friendly & child-safe practices in organisations, businesses and communities to promote the wellbeing & welfare of children & their families.
  • Building community and school capacity in order to support young people in developing respectful relationships.
  • Support, advocacy and development of resources including brochures, posters and audiovisual materials around child safety and wellbeing.
  • Coordination of the National Child Protection Week in September and
  • Coordination of Children’s Week in October.

Community Workshops

Check the NAPCAN website Training Calendar for available workshops otherwise contact NAPCAN for a quote. All workshops can be customised to suit urban, rural and remote communities.

Mandatory Reporting and Child Abuse Prevention

  • This workshop is designed to ensure that staff, volunteers and community members understand their mandatory-reporting legal & ethical obligations as well as increasing confidence in knowing when & where to report abuse or neglect.
  • Participants learn about indicators of harm as well as comprehensive assessment of risk and protective factors.
  • Discussions include practical strategies to reduce the risk of harm to children in families, organisations and communities.
  • The workshop can be individually tailored to urban and remote participants.
  • Workshops are available at no cost to organisations funded by Dept. of Children and Families and are available in Darwin and Alice Springs every 6 months.
  • Advanced bookings are essential.

Tools & Resources for Engaging Vulnerable Children & Families

  • This is a fun & interactive workshop that introduces a wide range of local, national and international child abuse prevention tools and resources for working with vulnerable children and families.
  • Through practical application, participants gain confidence & competence in using the resources in their work places.
  • The workshop can be tailored to urban and remote community services and for those working with newly arrived migrant or refugee families.

Child-Safe Organisations

  • This workshop provides information, research and practical resources to support agencies to improve their work practices with children and young people
  • Policies, protocols and processes are identified to assist agencies to assess, evaluate and introduce child-friendly and child-safe practices.
  • Organisations have an opportunity to identify risk and protective factors within their own practices and within their organisation
  • NAPCAN staff can review current child protection and mandatory reporting policies
  • Sample policies are made available for all participating agencies.

Respectful Relationships Programs – including Love Bites (Violence Prevention Programs)

NAPCAN delivers training in respectful relationships programs for children and young people from 3 to 17.

  • All Children Being Safe – Protective Behaviours program for 3 – 6 years (Key Theme: Community Responsibility for child safety; Safe people; Safe places; Safe/Unsafe feelings)
  • Growing Respect 7 – 12 years (Key Themes: Managing feelings and behaviours; Problem Solving in friendships; Listening skills; Managing fights / arguments; Asking for Help
  • #friends 11 – 13 years (Key Themes: Relationships and social media; Power in relationships; Jealousy; Communication)
  • Love Bites Junior 12 – 15 (Key Themes: Popularity and power; Power and control in relationships; Bullying, Jealousy; Homophobia; Sex, love and control; breaking up; Supporting friends.
  • Love Bites 15 – 17 (Key Themes: Relationship violence and sexual assault; Respectful vs abusive behaviour; Power and control; Myths; Consent; Being a bystander

Check the NAPCAN training calendar for dates of training or contact NAPCAN to arrange for additional workshops.

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Representation & Advocacy Services

COGSO encourages and supports parent participation to promote high-quality educational outcomes for children in public primary-school & secondary-school education. Advocacy, support and representation for parents of children in public education on all education-related issues in the Northern Territory and at the national level are provided.

Governance advice and support in targeted remote Northern Territory communities are also provided.

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Somerville Community Services is a non-government, not-for-profit youth, family and community welfare organisation. Somerville prioritises and advocates for access to resources that will help disadvantaged Territorians to improve their circumstances and provide essential services to the community.  The 1800 007 007 National Debt Helpline provides free financial counselling via the telephone.  Financial Counsellors are available to assist with a wide range of finance related issues including money management, general debt and bankruptcy.  Face to Face appointments may also be available in our Darwin, Palmerston and Katherine offices.

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Arts Projects & Workshops

Corrugated Iron undertakes projects, workshops and performances in areas such as dance, drama, music, circus and video to develop engagement with the arts and production & presentation skills.

Community Partnerships

Corrugated Iron undertakes partnerships with communities, indigenous agencies, schools [primary and secondary], and councils to develop creative projects and programs that develop young people’s creative capacity, self-expression and confidence.

Training & Mentoring

Corrugated Iron trains and mentors young creatives who wish to become teaching artists, graphic designers, and project workers, as well as mentoring artists developing community engagement capacity to work in urban, regional and remote settings.

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Peak Body

The peak consumer organisation for all Territorians with disabilities and for their families or carers. The organisation works to promote public awareness of disability issues, liaises with government on behalf of people with disabilities and provides advice on available services.

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Education & Communication Services

Provides capacity building in indigenous communities through education, support services and advocacy for indigenous people. Community development and cultural-awareness workshops are provided.

Health Education & Training

Provides health education and training about basic health, germs & microscopy, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and trongyloides for indigenous people.

Language, Education & Resource Centre

Works on behalf of indigenous people and with other service providers to facilitate self-determination & management within the wider community. Services include a resource centre, education & workshops, social welfare assistance, public relations and liaison with government departments &community organisations.

Radio Services

The Yolngu Radio Station provides local language broadcasts across Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Darwin and Palmerston, addressing communities’ cultural knowledge base and the questions that indigenous people want answered.

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Asthma Australia and its State/Territory Asthma Foundations – the nations’ leading lung health charity.

Asthma Swim Program

Provides healthy swimming activities for children with asthma.

Community Education

Provides asthma education for schools, child care centres,sporting organisations and other community groups.

Consultation

Individual health consultations are available for people with asthma.

Equipment & Aids

Health equipment and aids to help manage asthma are available for sale.

Hospital Visits

Visits are conducted for those in hospital with asthma related conditions.

Information Stands & Displays

Information stands and displays are available for health promotion related to asthma.

Spirometry Testing

Spirometry testing is available for asthma-related healthconditions.

Telephone Advice Line

Telephone advice is available about health issues related to asthma.

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COTA NT is the peak body for seniors in the Northern Territory advocating on their behalf and dedicated to promoting their well-being since 1969.

COTA NT provides services, information and programs including NT Seniors Card, Aged Care Navigators,  multicultural programs (MASP and PICAC), Fit for Life, and Knowledge for Life activities and events all year round in addition to Seniors Month (August) and Seniors Expo (annual).

Fees apply for COTA NT financial membership and some activities.

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Foundation Services

Services provided by Kidsafe NT (Child Accident Prevention Foundation) include advocacy & advice on the safety of children in the home, water and road including; community education; training presentations & resources including fact sheets, brochures, posters & DVD’s on road safety & general child accident prevention information (eg burns, poisoning, falls etc). Equipment for hire includes all types of child car restraints from birth to 8 years to comply with current NT legislation introduced in 2013.

Child car restraints and safety products such as latches are available for sale and a child car restraint fitting and checking service is also available.

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Advocacy

Identifies workplace issues for women in order to raise awareness, lobby for change and provide informed public comment. Interpreters can be arranged. Individual Client Service Provides information, advice and appropriate referral relating to workplace issues for Northern Territory women. Longer term casework assistance and support are also available. Interpreters can be arranged.

Information Service

Provides information for women about their legal rights in the workplace; awards & agreements; workers’ compensation and health & safety; work & family issues; discrimination and harassment in the workplace; workplace bullying; dismissal; and other issues of concern for women in the workforce. Interpreters can be arranged.

Training & Information Sessions

Training & information sessions on industrial relations for women are provided for groups or targeted work places.Topics may include workers’ legal & moral rights and workplace bullying. Interpreters can be arranged.

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Peak Body

The peak body for Aboriginal community-controlled healthservices in the Northern Territory. AMSANT works with theGovernment and communities to provide effective Aboriginal medical services and lobbies Government for positive changes that help to improve the health of Aboriginal people. The service advocates for equality in health focusing on supporting the provision of high-quality comprehensive primary health-care services for Aboriginal communities. AMSANT also provides representation on committees, forums, conferences, meetings, inquiries, commissions and seminars relating to Aboriginal health.

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We are a non for profit organisation representing the veteran community of the Northern Territory

Opening: 3rd Sunday of every month – Monthly meetings

Tuesday mornings 10am-12 Trauma Teddy group

Friday mornings Advocacy services 10am-12pm

Our core values are to:

  • promote veterans and families health and well-being

  • provide compensation and welfare Advocates who work in the Community of Practise

  • represent Territory veterans at NT Government level

  • support local schools and other community groups

We conduct regular monthly meetings at Reg Hillier House where issues important to Veterans, serving & ex-serving members of the ADF and their families are discussed.

We also have BBQ get-togethers to invite friends and family to have an afternoon out and a bit of a yarn with fellow vets.

We welcome veteran visitors from interstate to all of our meetings and events.

History

Initially VVAA  (Vietnam Veterans) NT Rural Sub Branch, incorporated in 2001, our priority was to provide support and assistance to the Vietnam veteran community.

Over the course of time we recognised the need to assist younger veterans and their families and changed the VVAA NT Sub Branch constitution to allow membership to all veterans.

As a reflection of this, members felt that a name change would reflect the nature of our membership, so in late 2017 we became Veterans Australia NT. The history of beginning as a Vietnam veterans group will always be valued and remembered.

Advocacy

VANT provides an advocacy services including welfare and compensation assistance.

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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

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The MS Society of SA & NT (MSSANT) helps to minimise the impact of multiple sclerosis on individuals, their families, carers and the community, whilst supporting research into improved treatments and ultimately finding a cure.

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