Needle & Syringe Programs
Mission Australia – Sobering-Up Shelter
The Darwin Sobering Up Shelter provides overnight accommodation to homeless and displaced people (18 and over) who are under the influence of alcohol and other drugs and are at risk of harm. NT Police and Larrakia Night Patrol bring people to the Sobering Up Shelter from the greater Darwin and Palmerston areas. Shelter staff then assist clients with referrals to services that can help them to improve their health and wellbeing. Engagement is sensitive and culturally respectful to ensure clients feel safe at all times.
Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis Council – DarwinWe are the key non-government organisation working in the area of blood-borne viruses, education and support in the Northern Territory. We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of all Territorians living with blood-borne viruses. Our service delivery operates from a holistic approach in accordance with the objectives of the Ottawa Charter (1986), and guided by key national and Northern Territory policies and legislation.Health Promotion
NTAHC’s Health Promotion and Communications team works to generate awareness within the community about BBVs and STIs, in particular by creating health promotion campaigns and resources targeting NTAHC priority populations.
Care and Support Program
NTAHC offers a range of services to empower all people affected by, or at risk of blood borne viruses, to lead a healthy life that is free of stigma and discrimination.
Harm Reduction (NSP)
NSP provides a comprehensive range of free sterile injecting equipment and disposal facilities, education on safe injecting practices and health promotion.
Sex Worker Outreach Program – SWOP NT
The SWOP NT is a peer-based health promotion service that engages sex workers and other sex industry stakeholders in the Northern Territory.
LGBTI Living Well Program
This program, an NTAHC initiative, supports people in the Northern Territory who experience life as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) through a range of varied and focused activities.
Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis Council (NTAHC)
NTAHC programs are aimed at preventing the transmission of blood borne viruses and have been developed to provide services, support and preventative initiatives with and for priority populations.
NTG DoH – Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)
Provides access to sterile injecting equipment and safe disposal facilities; other health hardware; health promotion and education resources; harm reduction messages; and referral services to prevent Blood Borne Virus (BBV) transmission and other injecting-related harms among people who inject drugs (PWID).