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.

Crisis assessment

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.

Support for children and young people

The child and adolescent 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:

  • assessment
  • individual and family therapies
  • group programs
  • mental health medication (when needed)
  • advice and support to other services.

Support for adults

If you are over 16 and live in the Darwin area, you may be referred to the service through the on-call team, inpatient services or youth services.

The adults 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
  • GPs
  • 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.

Katherine residents

The Katherine team consult with local primary health providers to assess and treat residents in the Katherine region when they need mental health treatment.

Contact

ServiceLocation
Tamarind Centre, Top End Mental Health Services

12 Ross Smith Avenue
Parap NT 0820

Postal: PO Box 140
Parap NT 0812

Phone: 08 8999 4988

Fax: 08 8999 4999

Royal Darwin Hospital
Top End Mental Health Services
Inpatient Units 
Cowdy Ward, Joan Ridley Unit, Youth Inpatient Program

Rocklands Drive
Tiwi NT 0810

Phone: 08 8922 8850

Fax: 08 8922 8878

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

1st Floor, 266 Trower Road
Casuarina NT 0810

Postal: PO Box 140
Parap NT 0812

Phone: 08 8999 4959
(Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm)

Fax: 08 8922 7440

East Arnhem Mental Health Team

Postal: PO Box 421
Nhulunbuy NT 0881

Phone: 08 8987 0414

Fax: 08 8987 0443

Katherine Mental Health Team

First floor
Government Centre

Postal: PMB 73
Katherine NT 0850

Phone: 08 8973 8724 during business hours
1800 682 228 after business hours

Fax: 08 8973 8561

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Last updated: 17 April 2020

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