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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Al-Anon Family Groups

Self-help and support groups for people who have beenaffected by the drinking problem of a relative or friend.

Darwin Community Arts (DCA) is a non-profit, incorporated Association that focuses on community-based arts and cultural development.

 

Malak continues to be a pilot area for DCA’s neighbourhood-based approach although its programs and projects cover different neighbourhoods of Darwin Region (which includes the Tiwi Islands, City of Darwin, City of Palmerston, and Litchfield Shire).

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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.

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The Legal Aid Helpline provides free and confidential legal information, referral to other helpful services, and appointments for free legal advice. Take your first step towards a solution and call the Legal Aid Helpline on 1800 019 343.

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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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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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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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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
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TeamHEALTH is a leading provider of mental health supports. We have been operating in the Territory for over 30 years. We are a for-purpose organisation that provides nonclinical, recovery focused support. Our vision is that all people lead a full and valued life.

TeamHEALTH actively promotes and supports an inclusive and diverse culture. We welcome all people, regardless of age, gender, race, ability, sexual orientation, faith, religion and all other identities represented in our community.

Adult Support

Individual support for Adults

TeamHEALTH have a variety of support available for adults who have a mental illness or are experiencing distress in relation to their mental health.

We provide mental health supports for adults 16-64 years old who are experiencing mental health issues, with or without a diagnosis. Referrals are accepted from any source including self-referral.

Location of Support: We provide supports to people living in Darwin – urban and rural regions, Palmerston, Katherine, Daly River and Maningrida.

Centre Based Support

Adults over 16 who are experiencing mental health issues, with or without a formal diagnosis, can access the Centre Based Supports service. Referrals are accepted from any source including self-referral.

If you are feeling isolated or alone, our Centre Based Supports team provide a welcoming place where you can socialise and participate in a range of activities.

Location of Support: The Centre Based Supports office is located at Rapid Creek Business Village, 48 Trower Road, Millner NT 0810

Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 3.00pm

Support for Older Adults

To be eligible for support by the Older Adult team you need to be assessed and found eligible for a Home Care Package (HCP) or have an NDIS package that includes these supports. Non-indigenous adults are required to be 65 and over and Indigenous adults are required to be 50 years.

We support older adults experiencing mental illness who need assistance to remain living in their own home.

Location of Support: Support is available in urban Darwin regions.

Support Coordination for individuals with an NDIS package

Support Coordination is an NDIS item, whereby you receive individual support to help manage your NDIS package. TeamHEALTH have a team of experienced support coordinators who can assist you in getting the most out of your NDIS package.

Child and Family Support

Our Child and Family Wellbeing team work with children who are aged 0-18 years, together with another member of their family or significant adult, such as a parent or carer. We work alongside children and families who are affected by, or at risk of developing a mental illness.

We offer support at our office locations, Palmerston –Litchfield, Katherine, Gunbalanya, and can visit children and families in their homes, or somewhere else suitable to families in the community, such as a play centre.

Housing Support

We provide non-crisis, accommodation options for you and your family, if you are over 18 years and living with mental illness or mental health concerns and can live independently in the community with support. To be eligible to receive housing support individuals need to be engaged with an individual support worker through TeamHEALTH or another approved provider.

Medium to long-term, shared and non-shared housing options are available in a range of units and houses throughout Darwin and Palmerston. All accommodation comes partly furnished including white goods.

TeamHEALTH Housing is located throughout Darwin and Palmerston.

Residential Support

Through the NDIS we provide Supported Independent Living (SIL) by assisting participants in a shared home environment. This program assists participants build their skills around budgeting, household management and social skills. Our individualised supports each participant in their own journey to good mental health to people living with mental health issues or a significant and permanent disability.

Education and Training

At TeamHEALTH we are committed to delivering education and training to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and contribute to better mental health outcomes.

We provide up-to-date training for workplaces, schools and individuals in the community delivered by our trained facilitators.

Education and training are available in Darwin, Palmerston and Katherine.

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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:

Mediation

Group Facilitation

Workplace Investigation

Conflict assessment

Conflict Coaching

Life Coaching

Management Coaching

Training

Exit Interviews

Psych testing

Charter of Agreed Behaviours

 

 

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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. 
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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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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.

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Housing Management

Housing-management services are provided for the Berrimah Estate and indigenous communities in Darwin and Palmerston areas.

Emergency Relief

Emergency relief in the form of financial assistance with bond, rent and power & water expenses for indigenous and non-indigenous singles and families in financial distress.

Municipal & Infrastructure Services

Assists with the provision of housing maintenance services for indigenous communities in the Greater Darwin region that have signed a service-level agreement with the Corporation.

Transitional Housing

Corporation rental stock is leased to indigenous and nonindigenous people who are waiting for priority public housing and are in need of short-term emergency accommodation.

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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.

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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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Carpentaria Therapy Services

Allied Health services for children, young people and adults with a range of requirements in urban and remote areas. Our therapists incorporate a multi-disciplinary team including Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists.

 

Adult Day Program

Provides person-centred day service activities for adults with a disability, to enable participation in community life and development of  abilities within a broad range of life experiences. We support people aged 17 and above with high and low support needs and offer a variety of centre-based and community activities.

 

Short Term Accommodation / Respite

Provides respite services for urban and remote families of children and adults who have disabilities and high support needs with planned, regular support in a home setting with peers and support people, where participants enjoy community access activities such as swimming, horse riding, bbqs and picnics.

 

Supported Independent Living

Provides full time person-centred support and accommodation to enable people with a disability  to access and enjoy a safe, comfortable and fulfilling life in their home and in the community.

 

Support Coordination

Carpentaria offers Support Coordination services to assist in the implementation of NDIS plans, ensuring that individuals are able to find and connect with the services and supports they require.

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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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