Community based mental health services
Northern Territory Mental Health Line: 1800 682 288
Below is a list of non-government organisations which support individuals and carers with emerging or present mental health issues in the Northern Territory (NT).
|Organisation||Service||Location and contact|
|Amity Community Services Inc|
A non-government non-religious organisation that provides a range of services relating to behaviours of habit.
Amity provides confidential counselling, information and education in the areas of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and gambling. The service is available to people who have issues about their own behaviour or are concerned about the behaviour of someone close to them.
The Drink Driver Education Centre is also available, but you will have to pay a fee.
Anglicare NT provides:
Office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
60 Winnellie Rd
|Anglicare Resolve Victims of Crime|
Resolve is a division of Anglicare NT serving Darwin, Katherine and Nhulunbuy areas. Mediation programs have a sliding fee scale.
Counselling and parenting programs have a flat rate fee. Services include:
1/5 Goyder Road
|Carers Northern Territory|
Carers NT is the key organisation representing the NT's estimated 30,000 family carers, who provide: 'unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail'.
59 Bayview Boulevard
|Catholic Care NT Counselling|
Catholic Care NT supports healthy and resilient relationships by providing support, education, information and counselling.
You can talk about your problems, get help with parenting, get advice for domestic violence issues in your family, advice on someone's difficult behaviour. There is also a marriage preparation program.
Services are available in Darwin, Palmerston, Wadeye, Milikapiti and Nguiu, with outreach programs to remote areas.
17 Hidden Valley Road
PO Box 132
|Catholic Care NT Counselling - Pregnancy Help|
Pregnancy Help supports women and families around pregnancy as parents prepare for their baby. It can be home based.
Professional, non-judgemental counselling is available for women considering their options. This is a free service.
17 Hidden Valley Road
PO Box 132
|Central Australian Aboriginal Congress - Aboriginal Corporation|
In the 40 years since it was established, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress has become the largest Aboriginal medical service in the NT.
14 Leichhardt Terrace
PO Box 1604
|Danila Dilba Health Service - Emotional and Social Wellbeing Centre|
Counselling service for Indigenous people in the Darwin region. Prevention, youth programs and camps.
3/1 Malak Place
|Employee Assistance Service Inc (EASA)|
EASA provides confidential counselling by qualified psychologists, social workers and counsellors on a range of issues including work related issues, relationships, stress, grief, trauma, depression, anxiety and alcohol and other drug issues.
EASA also provides a 24 hour, seven day a week trauma service.
Level 2 Highway Arcade
GPO Box 1031
GROW is a community of people working towards better mental health through mutual help and a 12 step program of recovery.
Small groups of people, who have experienced depression, anxiety or other mental or emotional distress, meet together each week to help each other deal with the challenges of life.
59 Bayview Blvd
|headspace Central Australia - Australia's national youth mental health foundation|
The headspace mission is to deliver improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young Australians aged 12 to 25. Headspace Central Australia staff can help you with things like:
Go to the headspace Alice Springs Facebook page.
|headspace Darwin - Australia's national youth mental health foundation|
Headspace Darwin offers a range of free services and support to young people including:
Ground level CASCOM 4 Centre
Lifeline is a 24 hour telephone crisis line for people to call when they are feeling distressed. Lifeline's services operate from 60 locations nationally.
|Melaleuca Refugee Centre: counselling and advocacy services for survivors of torture and trauma|
Melaleuca Refugee Centre provides services to people from refugee backgrounds who have experienced torture and trauma before arriving in Australia.
Melaleuca helps with recovery from trauma through individual support, recognising the importance of rebuilding meaningful lives and developing new networks and strengthening communities. Melaleuca provides social and emotional support to new arrivals as well as counselling, advocacy and other therapeutic services to people who might have arrived in Australia many years ago. The program helps around 250 people a year.
Counsellor/advocates provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment where you can talk about your experiences, both pre and post-migration, and can explore your feelings, thoughts and memories.
Reactions to trauma can include disturbed sleep, nightmares, panic attacks, feeling anxious, feelings of guilt and shame, feelings of hopelessness and too much worry. You may be suffering from headaches, the pain of loss of loved ones and homeland and feelings of dissatisfaction or emotional exhaustion.
24 McLachlan Street
GPO Box 1930
P: 08 8985 3311
Go to the Melaleuca Refugee Centre Facebook page.
|Mental Health Association of Central Australia|
MHACA's aim is to improve the quality of life of people with mental illness and those that care for them. It has grown from a small group of participants and carers advocating for improved mental health services to a significant service provider engaged in a range of activities.
14 Lindsay Avenue
|Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia Northern Territory (MIFANT)|
MIFANT is a non-government organisation providing services for people living with a mental illness and their carers and families.
If you have a mental illness and need support to get the most out of daily life, MIFANT can help you manage your recovery. MIFANT understand that a diagnosis of mental illness affects families and loved ones as well as the individual and provides support, education, advocacy and respite for carers and families and friends. All programs are delivered with the input and participation of people who themselves live with or are affected by mental illness.
2/273 Bagot Road
PO Box 40556
Mission Australia's psychosocial services in the Northern Territory provide support to people with mental illness as they transition to the NDIS, as well as to those who are not eligible for NDIS or for whom NDIS is not the most appropriate support.
Working within a recovery framework, the service supports people to achieve their recovery goals by providing non-clinical services so that people are able to maintain their housing, manage their finances and daily living activities, engage in work or training, and maintain their physical and social wellbeing.
|National Disability Insurance Scheme Northern Territory|
Find out about their services on the National Disability Insurance Scheme website.
GPO Box 700
P: 1800 800 110
|Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC)|
The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC) is the peak body for community managed (NGO) mental health sector in the NT.
The NTMHC has a network of around 200 individuals, organisations and stakeholders including a membership of about 35 organisations across the NT.
5/18 Bauhinia Street
|Relationships Australia NT Inc|
Relationships Australia NT offers confidential counselling with qualified psychologists / social workers. Counselling can be with individuals, coupes or families on any issue affecting relationships. Services include family dispute resolution services (mediation) and relationship education - programs and courses for the public.
5 Shepherd Street
GPO Box 4193
|Ruby Gaea Darwin Centre Against Rape|
Counselling, information and support for women and children who are survivors of sexual violence. Education and training with community and school groups to raise awareness about and prevent sexual assault.
PO Box 42082
|Somerville Family Services|
Provides a confidential professional counselling and support service for a wide range of clients in the Darwin, Palmerston and surrounding rural areas. Staff include psychologists, social workers, welfare workers, support workers and financial counsellors and money management workers.
147 Lee Point Road
PO Box 42644
Provides non-clinical mental health supports through a range of programs that cater to all age groups from 5 to 65 years. TeamHEALTH works closely with other specialist service providers such as Top End Medical Health Services, drug and alcohol services and other non-government organisations.
Darwin (head office):
GPO Box 638
P: 08 8971 3344
For more information, go to the TeamHEALTH website.
|Top End Mental Health Consumer Organisation (TEMHCO)|
TEMHCO supports people living with mental illness through friendship and understanding.
TEMHCO promotes mental health and 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.
Services Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield regions.
86 Woodroffe Avenue
PO Box 391
|Open Arms - Veterans & Family Counselling|
Provides professional, individual and couple counselling, group programs, health programs and referrals. Visits are made to larger country areas and contract counsellors are available in some regional centres.
|Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corp - Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS)|
FMHSS aims to improve mental health outcomes for:
FMHSS provide early intervention support to help vulnerable families with children and young people who are at risk of, or affected by, mental illness. These services support parents to reduce stress and enable young people to reach their potential.
3 Ghan Road
PO Box 8274
Last updated: 28 October 2020
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