Hospital mental health services
Top End mental health services
Northern Territory Mental Health Line: 1800 682 288
This page has information about specialist clinical mental health services in the Top End, including Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine and East Arnhem regions.
The NT Mental Health Access Team are your first point of contact if you need mental health treatment.
Your doctor or other medical specialist will refer you. A clinician will assess the urgency of your referral and find a service to help you.
Support for new mothers
The perinatal team provide screening for mothers during pregnancy and early parenthood in primary, private and specialist health care.
The team works with general practitioners (GPs) and other providers to treat mothers during this period of high needs.
Children and adolescent team
The team provides specialist mental health services for young people up to the age of 18 years with moderate to severe mental health problems.
They can help with:
- individual and family therapies
- group programs
- mental health medication (when needed)
- advice and support to other services.
If you are over 16 years old and live in the Darwin area you may be referred to the service through the on-call team, inpatient services or youth services.
The team may refer you to any of the following:
- alcohol and other drugs services
- TEAMHealth - if you need rehabilitation and recovery and or/supported accommodation
- private psychiatrists and psychologists where appropriate and if you can pay for it.
Remote residents in the Darwin area
The Darwin remote team consult with local primary health providers to assess and treat remote community residents when they need mental health treatment.
East Arnhem residents
The East Arnhem remote team consult with local primary health providers to assess and treat remote community residents when they need mental health treatment.
The Katherine team consult with local primary health providers to assess and treat residents in the Katherine region when they need mental health treatment.
|Tamarind Centre, Top End Mental Health Services||12 Ross Smith Avenue|
|PO Box 140|
Parap NT 0812
|08 8999 4988||08 8999 4999|
|Royal Darwin Hospital|
Top End Mental Health Services
Cowdy Ward, Joan Ridley Unit, Youth Inpatient Program
Tiwi NT NT 0810
|08 8922 8850||08 8922 8878|
|East Arnhem Mental Health Team||PO Box 421|
Nhulunbuy NT 0881
|08 8987 0414||08 8987 0443|
|Katherine Mental Health Team||First floor|
|PMB 73 |
Katherine NT 0850
|08 8973 8724 during business hours|
1800 682 228 after business hours
|08 8973 8561|
Last updated: 21 January 2020