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.

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:

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

Adults team

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
  • 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

ServiceLocationMailPhoneFax
Tamarind Centre, Top End Mental Health Services12 Ross Smith Avenue
Parap
Darwin NT
PO Box 140
Parap NT 0812
08 8999 498808 8999 4999
Royal Darwin Hospital
Top End Mental Health Services
Inpatient Units 
Cowdy Ward, Joan Ridley Unit, Youth Inpatient Program
Rocklands Drive
Tiwi NT NT 0810
 08 8922 885008 8922 8878
East Arnhem Mental Health Team PO Box 421
Nhulunbuy NT 0881
08 8987 041408 8987 0443
Katherine Mental Health TeamFirst floor
Government Centre
PMB 73
Katherine NT 0850
08 8973 8724 during business hours

1800 682 228 after business hours 
08 8973 8561

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Last updated: 21 January 2020

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