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.
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:
- 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
- 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
Postal: PO Box 140
Phone: 08 8999 4988
Fax: 08 8999 4999
|Royal Darwin Hospital|
Top End Mental Health Services
Cowdy Ward, Joan Ridley Unit, Youth Inpatient Program
Phone: 08 8922 8850
Fax: 08 8922 8878
|Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team (CAMHT)|
Building 9 South, RDH Campus
Postal: PO Box 41326
Phone: 08 8999 4959
Fax: 08 8922 7440
|East Arnhem Mental Health Team|
Postal: PO Box 421
Phone: 08 8987 0414
Fax: 08 8987 0443
|Katherine Mental Health Team|
Postal: PMB 73
Fax: 08 8973 8561
Last updated: 08 April 2022
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