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.
Support after suicide.
- reducing the high rates of suicide through the delivery of a critical response service to support individuals and families affected by a suicide or other traumatic incidents
- providing social support, practical assistance and advocacy support to affected individuals and families
- building the capacity of local communities and service providers to care for and respond to social disadvantage, including suicides and traumatic incidents in their community
- strengthening individual, family and community resilience and social wellbeing, and
- contribute to addressing the social disadvantage needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
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.
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.
You may have made contact with EASA (the provider of our Psychological services) in the past and may have been surprised by the depth of services we offer in the Organisational Services area. With encouragement from some of our valued customers we are ensuring that other workplaces are getting the opportunity to access these services too.
CORP was created to meet the growing demand for a dedicated area specialising in support about a range of common challenges. We aim for a dedicated area for employees to explore their own development, and organisations to grow their employees.
We felt that all too commonly Organisations were turning to the South for Services that we have been providing for over 30 years, our challenge is getting the word out. With the ‘Tomorrow’s Territory’ promotion underway, Territory wide, our focus is for NT people to utilise NT services and learn that select local services can service the Territory just as good if not better than down South!
The changing environment in which you operate poses opportunity, to do more with less, to create an adaptable, professional, flexible and skilled workforce to support organisational change and redesign.
We’ve noticed engagement in our services, can be later in the change process and we are engaged in efforts to deal with unintended outcomes. The biggest challenge is engaging in reflection before change occurs as well as during the process. We aim to assist and support your Leadership in the change process. With our background and use of EASA’s psychological expertise we have a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon.
EASA’s basis of psychological knowledge particularly in what we now know about the brain lifts our workshops return on investment. We’ve all attended training that hasn’t engaged us. Growth and development for an individual or an organisation has been researched extensively, this helps us understand whole brain thinking/planning at both the organisation and individual level.
CORP knows that: “we’ve always done it this way’’ relates to our comfort zones, that change or adaption is tough but often necessary in changing environments. Ask how CORP can support your progress and growth tapping into your resources and assisting you to lead.
Services that CORP offers:
Charter of Agreed Behaviours
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.
Formed in September 2014, Rainbow Territory is an unfunded Northern Territory community group that advocates for the human rights of Northern Territorians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (‘LGBTIQ’). Rainbow Territory aims to develop a safer, fairer and a more inclusive Northern Territory.
Rainbow Territory wants to change law and policy in the NT to make the NT a better place to live for LGBTQI people of all ages.
We do this through
- law and policy reform: and
- supporting and increasing community connection and visibility.
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.
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.
NOFASD Australia is the national peak organisation representing the interests of individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Our Vision is the prevention of alcohol exposed pregnancies in Australia and an improved quality of life for those living with FASD.
NOFASD Australia has a support line available to individuals and families 7 days per week – 1300 306 238.
In addition to delivering support to families living with FASD, NOFASD Australia also provides education and training workshops to parent and carer groups, government and non-government service providers and school communities throughout Australia.
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.
ParaQuad NT is a division of ParaQuad NSW and exists to “support people of all ages with spinal cord injury or other similar related health conditions to achieve their choices in life”
BrightSky Australia is a one-stop-shop for specialist healthcare products which can help maintain health and independence;
- Continence products – disposable pads, pants and all-in-ones, catheters, drainage bags and accessories
- Bowel management products
- Wound care dressings and skin care products
- Nutritional supplements, vitamins and enteral feeds
- Respiratory products
Regardless of eligibility to the NDIS, ParaQuad NT is here to support anybody with spinal cord injury or like conditions to achieve their life goals.
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.
Provides asthma education for schools, child care centres,sporting organisations and other community groups.
Individual health consultations are available for people with asthma.
Equipment & Aids
Health equipment and aids to help manage asthma are available for sale.
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 is available for asthma-related healthconditions.
Telephone Advice Line
Telephone advice is available about health issues related to asthma.
The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia, with more than 12,000 members. It was formed as a national association in 1946. AASW (NT) currently has 220 members across the Territory and is the smallest of the Associations nine branches. A vibrant community of committees and practice groups support the work of the Association, we cater for the professional needs and interests of our social work members practising in a diverse range of fields, employment and locations.
Vision: Working together for professional excellence and social justice.
Purpose: To promote the profession of social work, advance social justice, uphold standards and build capacity of members.
Pillars: In order to achieve our Mission, the AASW will:
- Promote and advocate for the profession of social work and AASW members
- Be a strong voice for social justice
- Build the professional capacity of members
- Uphold responsibilities for regulation of the profession
- Advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work
- Collaborate with international colleagues
- Provide responsible governance and management
Palmerston Men’s Shed
The Palmerston Men’s shed welcomes Men and Women over the age of 18 yrs.
Australian Men’s Shed Association provides space for rehabilitation, socializing, companionship and gremlins getting into trouble. We do many community projects, shed projects and personal projects.
We have a large variety of woodwork tools and machinery as well as welding plant and various other metal work tools for members to use onsite. Members are welcome to make their own things. Tools are not lent out.
Annual fee of $50 cover your insurance The Men’s Shed provides support and friendship to all.
Keep Australia Beautiful NT promotes, supports and recognises the efforts of the Territorians and their communities through projects that improve living conditions and sustainability by encouraging key community stakeholders to work collaboratively. KABC(NT) puts particular emphasis on litter reduction and waste management in remote communities.
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.
Peak Housing & Homelessness Body
The peak non-government agency for housing and homelessness services in the Northern Territory. NT Shelter works to ensure appropriate and affordable housing is available for all Territorians, especially disadvantaged groups and those on low incomes. Services include advocacy on housing & homelessness policy, consultation, dissemination of information, liaison and project work.
Membership is available to non-government organisations providing affordable housing or homelessness services, and individuals with an interest in the issues of homelessness and affordable housing.
HeartKids is the compass to help navigate the lifetime journey of the 64,000 Australian children, teens and adults affected by congenital heart disease. Our aim is to help them -and their families – to lead the most fulfilling life possible and to reach their personal goals.
We are the voice for all people impacted by congenital heart disease – the largest cause of infant death in Australia.
Our work is focused on our four pillars of Advocacy, Information, Research and Support.
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.
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.
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.
National Joblink (NJL) is a premier registered training organisation which has served the Tasmanian Community for the past 25 years and more recently over the past several years we have expanded our services to deliver training throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory. We are a not-for-profit organisation that is owned by the community.
NJL delivers accredited and non-accredited Training Programs throughout the NT and Australia. With a focus on remote communities. We design programs to tailor activities and participants needs.