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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Top End Mental Health Consumer Organisation Supports people living with mental illness through friendship and understanding.

TEMHCO promotes mental health & wellbeing and encourages life-skills development and the reduction of stigma surrounding mental illness.

Centre-based and community-based activities are offered in partnership with other service providers.

Education, information and advocacy are also provided.

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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. 

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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.

 

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Volunteering NT is community spirited, inclusive, innovative and promotes a culture of learning. We
work with individuals, organisations and communities who are interested in volunteering to:
• provide a credible and informed voice in volunteering;
• be the centre of knowledge and expertise in volunteering;
• position volunteering as a core component of a high quality of life;
• work with volunteers and volunteering communities to enrich the volunteering experience
• increase volunteering;
• encourage self-reliance in volunteer management, recruitment, retention and recognition of
volunteers.
Volunteering NT provide a range of services including advice to government, training for volunteers
and volunteer involving organisations, volunteer referrals, research and policy development. They are
active in advocacy, promotion, research and development, effective volunteer management and
practices, provision of products and services and developing volunteering pathways.

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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.

Now in its 50th year, COTA NT provides services, support and information including NT Seniors Card, Age Care Navigators, Seniors Month activities, multicultural programs and events including Seniors Expo

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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:

  1. Promote and advocate for the profession of social work and AASW members
  2. Be a strong voice for social justice
  3. Build the professional capacity of members
  4. Uphold responsibilities for regulation of the profession
  5. Advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work
  6. Collaborate with international colleagues
  7. Provide responsible governance and management

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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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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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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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The Childbirth Education Association Darwin is a community based organisation which provides information and support for women and their families and promotes self- reliance and confidence in pregnancy, birth and parenting.   CEA provide support through education sessions, pre-natal and post-natal exercise classes; library and general resources.  Childbirth Education Association is also a community advocate for birthing services.

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FPNT provides comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care, education and training.
We strive to provide appropriate, affordable and accessible services to those most in need.
FPNT is a non-government organisation, not for profit, responsible to a governing board of
volunteers.

Our health clinics are open Monday to Saturday in Coconut Grove and Palmerston. Visit our website for further information: http://www.fpwnt.com.au

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Vinnies Opportunity Shops

Provides financial support to the agency through the sale of second-hand clothing, furniture, household goods and bric-a-brac, all at affordable prices.

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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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A service to assist and guide older Australians and their families to make informed choices about their aged care needs and to get the best outcomes from the aged care system.

For people who need information about aged care options, or help to access aged care supports.

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Disability Sporting Activities

Provides opportunities in athletics, cycling, swimming, pistol shooting, archery and lawn bowls for people with disabilities. A local wheelchair basketball competition is also available.

 

Introducing Clients into Sport

The Association assists people with disabilities to participate in sport by networking with other sporting organisations. Members can be provided with opportunities to participate in the National Disabled Championships.

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Child Advocacy

An advocacy group for children up to 8 years old provides a voice for children on any issue relating to them.

 

Children’s Inclusion Support Services

Provides support, resources and training for child-care services to empower carers with confidence, skills and knowledge in successfully caring for children with special needs.

Children with additional needs may include those from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds, indigenous children, those with disabilities or developmental delay and refugees who have experienced torture or trauma during their refugee experiences.

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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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TEWLS is a community legal centre focused on the advancement of women’s rights. We provide high quality, responsive, and culturally appropriate legal services to women living in the Greater Darwin region.

We provide free and confidential:

  • Information
  • Advice
  • Casework and legal representation services
  • Community Legal Education
  • Advocacy and reform services

We can help with:

  • Family law;
  • Domestic and family violence;
  • Victims of Crime Compensation;
  • Housing and tenancy;
  • Consumer law;
  • Debts, fines and welfare rights;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Discrimination;
  • Employment Law;
  • Superannuation and Estates; and
  • Complaints about government and other services.

Free legal clinics – by appointment

  • Daily during business hours in our Darwin office;
  • Every Wednesdays after-hours in our Darwin office;
  • Every second Wednesday at the Palmerston Community Care Centre;

Outreach services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the town communities surrounding Darwin, women incarcerated in the Darwin Correctional Precinct, women being treated at the Royal Darwin Hospital, women at the Dawn House Women’s Shelter, and culturally and linguistically diverse women within the Greater Darwin region please contact our office for further details.

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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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