Children & Families
Braitling Neighbourhood Centre
Full-time, part-time and emergency child care are available to assist parents of children 3 months to 5 years old.
Early Education Programs
Provides in-house educational activities, outings and programs for children 3 months to 5 years old.
CAAPS Youth Services Programs
CAAPS Aboriginal Corporation provides quality programs to support young people who have alcohol and/or drug issues, including their families and communities.
Intensive Assessment Program (IAP)
Intensive assessment program in a residential setting for up to 4 weeks for Young People aged 12 – 17.
Tailored activities may include; Psychoeducation sessions, Education/Work-ready support, Case management and care planning, Counselling, Adventure Therapy, Cultural Support and Training, Art Therapy, Brief Interventions, Protective Behaviours.
IAP provides an opportunity for young people to undergo intensive assessment to help make positive changes in their lives. IAP goal is to allow young people to be supported back in their own community where possible by assessing the needs, challenges and strengths of each young people to inform the development of tailored support and intervention plans.
24-Hour residential service. Indigenous Specific. Non-residential Day programs are also available.
Substance Treatment Program (STP)
Young People can only enter STP if they have already finished CAAPS IAP. STP is for young people who cannot address their AOD use in their community without extra support. There is no fixed duration of treatment.
Camp Quality Northern Territory
Camp Quality’s purpose is to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia. We are committed to delivering national programs that build resilience and optimistic behaviours for all children (0-13 years) living with cancer in Australia.
Carers NT is A Not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of carers in the Northern Territory.
Carers are people who provide unpaid care & support to family & friends living with disability, chronic or terminal illness, mental illness, drug or alcohol issues or someone who is frail and aged.
Carers NT is inclusive of all carers and the people they care for, no matter their age, background, ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
Our vision is to have a community in which carers are recognised and valued as a significant asset in which they have access to timely and appropriate services.
We do this by promoting awareness of carers with government funders and the broader community and by giving carers and the person they care for access to services like respite, counselling, music therapy, volunteer support, peer support, advice and information, education and advocacy.
The mental health team at Carers NT offers education and training resources and skills for carers to help them sustain their caring role. We do this by facilitating Accredited Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Self-Destructive Behaviour workshops which enables carers to identify signs of an impending mental health issue or crisis and provides the tools to assist in increasing the carer’s awareness in mental health, suicide prevention and behavioural issues.
These services help carers build their own capacity and ease some of the pressure for them and their families.
CatholicCare NT – School Counselling
We have school counsellors in our partner primary and secondary Catholic schools across Darwin, Katherine and Santa Teresa. Counselling and groupwork is available to the students at these schools. Each school with work with is different, in terms of what works best for the school and for the students. Our school counsellors work with school principals and staff to ensure we work together as a wellbeing team.
CatholicCare NT – Alekarenge Family Centre
The Alekarenge Family Centre provides culturally appropriate education and care service. The Centre is dedicated to improving children’s early learning and wellbeing outcomes. The Centre provides support for all families by caring for their children in a safe, supervised environment that supports development and education. We provide education and care for non-school aged children from Ali Curung community. Childcare activities focus on social, emotional and cultural development, as well as creative learning and early communication and language skills.
CatholicCare NT – Children and Parenting Support
Our Children and Parenting programs can help families in different ways. Home visits and community outreach: CatholicCare NT can provide “in home” parenting support and education. We work with you to identify issues that could impact your children or family. We can provide support and referrals to help you with these issues before they escalate. Where available, we can also help transport you and your family to activities, playgroups and appointments. Parent education: Our parenting education groups focus on child development. They help to build parenting skills and knowledge. For more information on parenting education and groups click here. Peer support groups: Peer support groups let you link you in with other families in the same stage of life. These peer supports include groups for mothers and babies, primary school parents and single fathers. Children and youth counselling: Counselling is available for children, young people and families. These sessions are tailored to your needs.
CatholicCare NT – Children and Youth Counselling
Our counselling service is for young people who have experienced family violence or trauma. Counselling focuses on strengths and family relationships.
How we help
Counselling sessions are delivered in flexible locations based on the client’s needs. Our counsellors use a range of approaches and tools that are suitable for children and youth.
Is there a cost?
A sliding fee scale can apply. Fees can be waived if financial hardship.
CatholicCare NT – Children’s Contact Services
We have Children’s Contact Centres in Darwin and Alice Springs. They are safe and neutral spaces for supervised contact visits and/or family changeovers. This gives children the chance to have meaningful relationships with their parents and other significant people in their lives. We help separated families where there is conflict.
Changeovers: Our centres allow parents to drop off and pick up their children while avoiding contact with the other parent.
Supervised visits: Our centres allow parents to spend quality time with their children. These visits are supervised by our workers.
CatholicCare NT – Community Mental Health
The Community Mental Health program supports families with children and young people who show signs of mental illness. Our goal is to improve mental health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities. We help children, young people and their families by providing support, assistance and group work. We provide community outreach, mental health promotion and education. Communities that understand mental health needs can improve mental health outcomes.