Mental health in remote communities

Northern Territory Mental Health Line: 1800 682 288

This page has information about mental health services for remote and Indigenous people in the Northern Territory (NT).

You may also need an aboriginal interpreter service or legal advice.

Find a remote health centre or community health care centre near you.

Suicide support

For more information on counselling support and suicide support services go to support services for mental health.

If you have lost someone to suicide you can get suicide bereavement support.

Mental health services

Below you can find remote mental health services for communities in the Top End, Central Australia and nationally.

Service What they doPhoneWeb
Top End Mental Health Service

Specialist clinical mental health services to clients in the Top End, including Darwin/Palmerston, Darwin remote, Katherine and East Arnhem regions.

(08) 8999 4988 Go to Top End mental health services.
Danila Dilba Health Service Free comprehensive primary health care services to the Aboriginal community of the Yilli Rreung (greater Darwin) area. (08) 8943 9600 or
1300 780 081
Darwin Region Indigenous Suicide Prevention Network Community-owned and driven group that works to reduce the impact and incidence of Indigenous suicide in the Darwin area. 0405 158 637 Go to the Facebook page.
Galupa Marngarr Suicide Prevention Group Community volunteers who work to reduce the loss of life through suicide in the Gunyangara community of Ski Beach in Nhulunbuy. The group runs the Yuduyudu Healing Camp for at-risk young people with the focus of cultural connectivity. NA Email:
Miwatj Health Clinics are located at Nhulunbuy, Galiwin'ku (also known as Ngalkanbuy or Elcho Island), Yirrkala and Gunyangara (also known as Marngarr or Ski Beach) Nhulunbuy:
(08) 8939 1999
(08) 8970 5700
(08) 8987 2650
(08) 8987 3800
General enquiries email:
Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Community services Mataranka, Jilminggan, Minyerri (Hodgson Downs), Ngukurr and Urapunga. (08) 8971 1120
Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service Provides primary healthcare services to Indigenous people living in the Katherine region. (08) 8972 9100

Service What they doPhoneWebsite
Central Australian Mental Health Service Specialist clinical mental health services to clients in Central Australia, including Alice Springs, Alice Springs remote and Barkly regions. (08) 8951 7710 Go to Central Australia mental health services.
Mission Australia NT Alice Springs Residential/rehabilitation, personal helpers and mentors, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Sobering Up (08) 8955 6500  
headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation, Alice Springs Provides early intervention mental health services in person, online and over the phone for 12 to 25 year olds. 1800 650 890
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjattjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Aboriginal Council Helps Anangu and Yarnangu people with complex and distressing problems. General social and emotional wellbeing, domestic abuse and youth wellbeing. (08) 8958 2345
Nganampa Health Council, Alice Springs Two mental health nurses and Aboriginal health workers to support patients with mental health issues. (08) 8952 5300
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation Family mental health program in remote Central Australian Aboriginal communities, working across nine languages.The Waltja Reconnet Youth Support Program works with young people and families in Papunya, Mt Liebig, Titjikala and Santa Teresa. (08) 8953 4488
Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation Youth development services, counselling, Mt Theo Outstation rehabilitation, and after-hours crisis response service. (08) 8956 4188
Suicide Story A two to three day training course for Indigenous people to create suicide safer communities and families. (08) 8950 4600 Go to the Mental Health Association of Central Australia website.

Service What they doWeb
Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet Provide information on Indigenous health, services and projects around Australia
The Healing Foundation Supports culturally strong, community developed, locally run programs in communities across Australia to improve the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 
Offers programs, training and education, evaluation and research and funding. Connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with Australian Government policies and programs. Shares stories from people, communities and organisations across Australia.

Last updated: 09 January 2019

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