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

Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS)

General medical services are provided for Aboriginal families and singles.

Counselling

Emotional & social wellbeing counselling and support areoffered for those affected as a result of the stolen generations. General counselling is available for families and individuals and may deal with stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, loss & grief, relationship difficulties, sexuality and domestic violence.Women’s groups are also available.

 

Infant & Child Health Screening

Screening and monitoring of health for infants and childrenunder five years old is provided as well as advice about health concerns for parents with children in this age group.The service particularly assists indigenous families.

 

Men’s Clinic

A men’s health clinic, with referrals as necessary.The Clinic focuses on the early detection and treatment ofchronic diseases. The service particularly assists indigenous males.

Mobile Clinic

A mobile clinic offers health services for the frail aged, the ill and those who have disabilities and are unable to attend the Health Service and for those who do not have transport. The service particularly assists indigenous people.

 

Sexual Health

A sexual health clinic for the indigenous community, includes testing, counselling and medical treatment for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmissible infections.

Social & Emotional Well-Being

A social and emotional wellbeing worker is available to provide support for members of the indigenous community who have mental health problems or emotional difficulties.

 

Specialist Clinical Services

Specialist allied health & medical services include audiology, paediatrics, ear, nose and throat (ENT), treatment for diabetes and asthma, podiatry and colonoscopy. Specialist medical physicians are also available.

Well Women’s Clinic

A women’s health clinic, with referrals as necessary, offering family planning & fertility advice, pregnancy testing & advice, Pap smears, breast examination and rubella immunisation. The Clinic also focuses on the early detection and treatment of chronic diseases.

The service particularly assists indigenous females.

Youth Services

Youth services include activities, counselling and support for children and young people. Counselling may deal with stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, loss & grief, relationship difficulties, sexuality and domestic violence.

Counselling

Individual and group counselling are available as part of a twelve week residential rehabilitation program for indigenous and nonindigenous people with alcohol problems.

 

Drug & Alcohol Education Awareness Program for Schools & Youth Groups

Provides education and awareness at schools for children and young people in Years 5 to 12 about alcohol or other drugs. Youth groups are also available across the Top End.

 

Education & General Information

Education and general information are provided for indigenous and non-indigenous people with alcohol problems.

 

Residential Rehabilitation Program

A twelve-week residential treatment program for indigenous and non-indigenous adults and young people over 18 years old. The program provides an opportunity to identify and address the main problems and concerns relating to their substance misuse.

Darwin Toy Library is a community based organisation located in the Darwin suburb of Marrara, Northern Territory. toy lending service in Marrara. The service offers information on parenting, toys and equipment for parents, carers and community members to promote the learning, development and wellbeing of children in Darwin.

 

Counselling, Support & Education

Provides counselling, support and resources for people who have experienced directly or indirectly the trauma of the sudden & unexpected death of a baby, child or young person from conception up to 18 years old, regardless of cause. The service also runs education programs about reducing the risk of SIDS and safe sleeping.

A twenty-four-hour support line is available.

Food for Life Foodbank

Foodbank Australia is a not-for-profit, non-denominationalorganisation which collects surplus, salvaged and donated food and grocery products from food manufacturers, distributors & retailers and distributes it via charitable welfare organisations to people in need of emergency relief.

Veterans’ Welfare

Provides welfare services and advice about pensions andconcessions incapacitated veterans of all ages and assistswith applications and claims to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

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

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Counselling & Alcohol-Awareness Program

Provides counselling, alcohol-awareness education, life skills and an after-care program for indigenous people with alcohol An outreach day-care alcohol-awareness program is available for indigenous men and women with alcohol problems. Individuals are able to attend the centre during the day to participate in the programs undertaken by residents in the residential treatment program.

 

Outreach Programs

Outreach school, community and prison programs are available for indigenous children, young people and adults with alcohol problems. This includes follow-up services for people who have completed the residential treatment program.

 

Residential Treatment Program

An eight-week residential treatment program for indigenous people with alcohol problems. The program also assists residents to give up cigarettes and cannabis drug use.

Camp Quality’s purpose is to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia. We are committed to delivering national programs that build resilience and optimistic behaviours for all children (0-13 years) living with cancer in Australia.

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.

The Gathering Incorporation is a not-for-profit Christian organisation. The Gathering Incorporation is the peak body for the operation of a range of sub-groups and programs. A key sub-group of the Gathering Incorporation is the Baptist Bush Church.

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

Statutory Body

The Law Society represents and regulates solicitors practising in the Northern Territory. The Society also investigates complaints about professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct or practice by Northern Territory solicitors.

Disability Employment Services

A specialised employment service providing placement, training and support in the open labour market for young people and adults with disabilities.

Various free services individually tailored for job seekers,employees and employers are provided.

Registered Training Organisation (RTO)

Provides training in areas including aged care, health andcommunity services.

Skills for Education & Employment (SEE)

Provides language, literacy and numeracy training for eligible job seekers whose skills are below the level considered necessary to secure sustainable employment or pursue further education and training.

Youth Connections

Provides support for young people to participate in education & employment and to improve their health & wellbeing.

Cleaning Service

Women are employed in a cleaning service that is offered to the community.

 

Creche

Creches create comfortable, safe and healthy places where infants and children are nurtured and respected and the parents feel comfortable about leaving their children. The program assists women who want to study, train or work including CDEP. Creches provide on-site child care while parents or guardians attend programs.

 

Hairdressing Service

A low-cost hairdressing service is provided for indigenouswomen.

Laundromat Service

A laundromat service is provided for indigenous women.

 

Nutrition for Kids

Cooked meals are prepared as material aid for families ofinfants and toddlers who would otherwise be nutritionally at risk. Mothers of the children participate in the preparation and cooking of the meals.

 

Opportunity Shop

Provides financial support to the Women’s Centre through the sale of second-hand clothing at affordable prices.

Textile Production

Indigenous women are employed in the production of textile goods which are then offered for sale in the Women’s Centre retail shop.

The Gathering Incorporation is a not-for-profit Christian organisation. The Gathering Incorporation is the peak body for the operation of a range of sub-groups and programs. A key sub-group of the Gathering Incorporation is the Baptist Bush Church.

Rehabilitation Service

A three-month residential alcohol and other drug withdrawal program for individuals or couples experiencing alcohol or other drug problems. Each client is allocated a caseworker who provides group or individual counselling and arranges medical supervision.

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

Men’s Shed

Provides support, friendship and social opportunities for men of all ages.

Men’s Shed provides tools and equipment that the men can use for hobby activities such as woodwork, leatherwork, car maintenance and painting. A weights room and gym are also available.

Aboriginal Legal Service

Provides legal services relating to civil, criminal and family law for Indigenous people. After-hours telephone contact is available.

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