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 Contact
Amity Community Services Inc Amity Community Services is 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.
155 Stuart Highway
Parap NT 0820
Parap office: 08 8944 6565
Amity Territory wide: 1800 684 372
Gambling help (24 hours): 1800 858 858
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 family dispute resolution, family skills training and Parenting Orders Program (POP).
1/5 Goyder Road
Parap NT 0820
Phone: 08 8946 4800
Fax: 08 8946 4801
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
Bayview NT 0820
Phone: 08 8944 4888
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
Berrimah NT 0828
Phone: 08 8944 2000
Fax: 08 8944 2099 Mail: PO Box 132, Berrimah NT 0828
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, Berrimah NT 0828 Phone: 08 8944 2000
Fax: 08 8944 2099 Mail: PO Box 132, Berrimah NT 0828
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation In the 40 years since it was established, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation has become the largest Aboriginal medical service in the NT. 14 Leichhardt Terrace
Alice Springs NT 0870
Phone: 08 8959 4750
Fax: 08 8959 4765 Mail: PO Box 1604, Alice Springs NT 0871
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
Malak NT 0812
Phone: 08 8920 9500
Employee Assistance Service Inc (EASA) Employee Assistance Service Inc (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, 47 Stuart Highway
Stuart Park NT 0820
Phone: 08 8941 1752
Toll Free (NT only): 1800 193 123
Fax: 08 89410746 Mail: GPO Box 1031, Darwin NT 0801
GROW 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.
Shop 3, 93 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800
Phone: 08 8981 1210
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:
  • mental health issues
  • general physical health
  • sexual health
  • family and relationships
  • drug and alcohol issues
  • education and training
  • sexuality issues
  • accommodation.
Shop 5, 5 Hartley Street
Alice Springs NT 0870
Phone: 08 8958 4544
Fax: 08 8952 0412 Go to the headspace Alice Springs Facebook page.
headspace Top End Headspace Darwin offers a range of free services and support to young people including:
  • youth friendly counselling
  • drug and alcohol counselling
  • psychological support services
  • information and resources for mental health and wellbeing
  • youth community engagement workers.
Ground level, stage 4 CASCOM Centre, 13-17 Scaturchio Street, Casuarina NT 0811 Freecall: 1800 659 388
Phone: 08 8931 5999 Go to the headspace Darwin Facebook page.
Lifeline 24 Hour Telephone Crisis Support - 13 11 14 Lifeline is a crisis line for people to call when they are feeling distressed. Lifeline's services operate from 60 locations nationally.
Phone: 13 11 14
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, Darwin NT 0800 Phone: 08 8985 3311
Fax: 8985 3322 Mail: GPO Box 1930, Darwin NT 0801
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, Alice Springs NT 0870 Phone: 08 8950 4600
Fax: 8950 5577
Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia Northern Territory - MIFA(NT) Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (NT), (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, Coconut Grove NT 0810 Phone: 08 8948 1051
Toll Free: 1800 985 944
Fax: 08 8948 2473 Mail: PO Box 40556, Casuarina NT 0811
Mission Australia - PHaMs Program The Personal Helpers and Mentors Program, (PHaM), is a strength and recovery centred program supporting people living in Alice Springs, Papunya and Darwin, whose lives are severely affected by a mental illness.
The program caters for people 16 years and over who are willing to receive help for their diagnosis and to address any drug and alcohol issues during the course of participation.
Alice Springs: 2/40 Bath St, Alice Springs NT 0870
Palmerston: Level 1 / 6 Francis Drive, Palmerston, NT, 0830
Alice Springs phone: 08 8955 6500
Mob: 0408 745 350
Fax: 08 8955 6500
Palmerston phone: 08 8935 0900
Fax: 08 8932 4596
National Disability Insurance Scheme Northern Territory
Read more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme NDIS.
GPO Box 700, Canberra ACT 2601 Phone: 1800 800 110
If you are a TTY user call 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 800 110
If you are a speak and listen (speech-to-speech relay) user call 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 800 110 If you are an internet relay user go to the National Relay Service website and call 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
Nightcliff NT 0810
Phone: 08 8927 2074
Mobile: 0408 588 904
Fax: 08 8948 4590
Partners in Recovery in the Northern Territory The NT Partners in Recovery (PIR) has engaged experienced non-government organisations (PIR providers) in regions across the NT.
PIR providers are responsible for working with individual participants to help their recovery.
PIR providers also coordinate and collaborate across all supports and services in their region to improve regional systems. The NTML's role is to manage and support PIR Providers to deliver the program, conduct high level strategic engagement and manage the program's relationship with the Department of Health.

Barkly
42 Paterson Street, Tennant Creek NT 0860
Phone: 08 8962 3065

Fax: 08 8962 3070 Central Australia
65 Hartley Street, Alice Springs NT 0871
Phone: 08 8950 4600
Fax: 08 8950 5577 East Arnhem
1424 Arnhem Road, Nhulunbuy NT 0880
Phone: 08 8939 1900
Fax: 08 8987 1670 Darwin Urban and Rural, Tiwi Islands
1/6 Frances Drive, Palmerston NT 0830
Phone: 08 8935 0943
Fax: 08 8932 4596 Katherine and Katherine West
Shop 1, 10 Third St, Katherine NT 0850
Phone: 08 8965 1000
Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) Practical help for people with severe mental illness to help them achieve personal goals, develop better relationships with family and friends, and manage everyday tasks. One-to-one and ongoing support makes sure the individual needs of participants can be addressed. They are assisted to access services and participate economically and socially in the community, increasing their opportunities for recovery.
Contact the following organisations for more information:
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. 2nd Floor, Cavenagh Centre
Darwin NT 0800
Phone: 08 8923 4999
Toll free: 1300 364 277
Fax: 08 8981 6190 Mail: GPO Box 4193, Darwin NT 0800
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.
Phone: 08 8945 0155
Fax: 8945 27831 Mail: PO Box 42082 Casuarina NT 0811
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 Wagaman NT 0811 Phone: 08 8920 4100
Fax: 08 8920 4101 Mail: PO Box 42644 Casuarina NT 0811
Sunrise Health Service Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) The Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation's main purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in the region east of Katherine. PHaMs workers provide practical help to people with severe mental illness to help them achieve their personal goals, develop better relationships with family and friends, and manage everyday tasks. Pandanus Plaza, Level 1, 25 First Street
Katherine NT 0851
Phone: 08 8971 1120
Fax: 08 8971 2511 Mail: PO Box 1696, Katherine NT 0851
TEAMHealth Services for people and families affected by mental illness. TEAMhealth works closely with other specialist service providers such as Top End Mental Health Services (TEMHS), drug/alcohol services and other non-government organisations. Darwin (Head office)
Level 5, 62 Cavanagh Street
Darwin NT 0801 Katherine
1/17 First Street
Katherine NT 0850
Darwin phone: 08 8943 9600 or 1300 780 081
Fax: 08 8943 9601 Phone: 08 8971 3344
Fax: 08 8971 0904 Mail: GPO Box 638, Katherine NT 0850
VVCS - Veterans and Veterans FamiliesCounselling Service 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.
Phone: 1800 011 046
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Corp

Family Mental Health Support Service
Aims to improve mental health outcomes for children and young people, and their families. 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
Alice Springs NT 0870
Phone: 08 8953 4488
Fax: 08 8953 4577 Mail: PO Box 8274, Alice Springs NT 0871
Watrlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) PHaMs workers provide practical assistance to people with severe mental illness to help them achieve their personal goals, develop better relationships with family and friends, and manage their everyday tasks Mt Theo Program, Yuendumu CMB, via Alice Springs, NT 0872 Phone: 08 8956 4188
Fax: 08 8956 4081

Last updated: 08 August 2017