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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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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Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with disability, young people and children in Out Of Home Care, their families and communities.

Day Program

A day program providing a range of activities for people with disabilities including cooking, painting and woodwork.

Employment Options

Provides cross-cultural employment and support options for indigenous and non-indigenous people with disabilities.

Social Enterprise

Provides paid work for people with disabilities, for clients such as QANTAS and Australia Post.

Social Participation Program

A community access program that focusses on developmental concerns for people with multiple and profound disabilities.

Supported Accommodation

Provides supported accommodation for people with disabilities.

Support Programs

A not-for-profit registered charity that supports people including families in need and people with disabilities and for various reasons require a helping hand in their daily life.

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We are a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential. Since early 2017 we have been piloting the Youth Justice Group Conferencing program which aims to help young people see
the impact of their actions on victims of crime, and to support young people to restore relationships with those they have harmed.

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Leap in! is a registered charity and a NDIS-registered plan manager.

We’re working on a vision to bring the National Disability Strategy to life by making it easy to navigate the NDIS and implement personal goals and plans.

Leap in! offers a unique, digital-based platform that connects Australians with disabilities, providers and the community groups who support them, all in one delightfully simple place.

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Support for Alcoholics

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences in order to help them solve their common problems and assist recovery from alcoholism. Information is provided for callers about their nearest local meeting.

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Peak body for playgroups throughout the Northern Territory which act as a voice and advocate for families, representing playgroups to government and the wider community.

The Playgroup Association NT (PANT) support all families in the NT to learn and grow through play, promoting fun and learning experiences for babies and children through community playgroups, whilst providing information and support networks for all families.

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Carers NT is A Not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of carers in the Northern Territory. Carers NT are the Local Carer Gateway Service provider throughout the Northern Territory.

All carers can access Carer Gateway services. You are a carer if you are looking after someone with disability, a medical condition, mental illness or who is frail due to age.

You don’t need to be a new carer to use Carer Gateway services – any carer can use the services at any time in their caring journey.

Carers NT is inclusive of all carers and the people they care for, no matter their age, background, ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.

Our vision is to have a community in which carers are recognised and valued as a significant asset in which they have access to timely and appropriate services.

We do this by promoting awareness of carers with government funders and the broader community and by giving carers and the person they care for access to services like respite, counselling, peer support, advice and information.

Carers NT are registered NDIS providers, and we also offer a range of Aged Care services with CHSP funding.

Most of our services do not attract fees, however some services have set fees (NDIS), or request a contribution towards the cost of services provided.

Interpreter Services available.

Registered for NDIS

Disability access.

 

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GIVIT Listed Ltd connects those who have with those who need, in a safe and private way. Through the GIVIT website, trusted Australian charities are able to request exactly what is needed by their clients. These requests are listed here, where everyday Australians can donate in response. Alternatively, donors can pledge items for donation into our virtual warehouse, a private online portal where registered charities can see and reserve what’s available.

When a need is matched to a donation, the GIVIT portal sends an email to exchange contact details between the donor and the charity. Then, the charity and donor agree between themselves on a delivery option. Once the charity receives the item, it is privately passed onto the recipient. The donor and recipient never meet as, above all, GIVIT Listed Ltd aims to preserve the dignity and privacy of people accessing support.

 

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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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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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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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Providing support for people with a mental illness and their families and carers.  Also providing early intervention for young people who may be at risk of developing a mental illness.

Wellbeing & Relaxation Centre

Provides emotional support, information, activities, workshops, education, respite, advocacy and referral for carers of people with mental illness.

Mental Health Support

Provides emotional support, information, education, respite, advocacy and referral for people with mental illness and for families and carers of people with mental illness. Social and recreational opportunities are available for people with mental illness and for carers in order to reduce social isolation.

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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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Down Syndrome Support & Community Education

Support and information is available for people with Down Syndrome, their families and carers. Community education workshops promote awareness, resources and skills development to students, families schools carers and health professionals in relation to the health and wellbeing of people who have Down Syndrome.

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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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BBSSGNT is a suicide bereavement support group for persons over the age of 18 years who have been impacted by suicide loss of a family member, friend or work colleague.  Postvention support (support after suicide) is Prevention. For every incident of suicide, research indicates that at least 135 persons are affected by each incident. This equates to approx half a million people nationally in Australia alone.  The BBSSGNT is an initiative by SabrinasReach4Life based in Darwin. Currently this service is run by volunteers and auspiced by Anglicare NT.

Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of every month between 7pm to 9pm @ Harry’s Place, 1 Willeroo Street in TIWI.

Call 0491311211 for more information.

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