Asthma Foundation of the Northern Territory
Asthma Australia and its State/Territory Asthma Foundations – the nations’ leading lung health charity.
Asthma Swim Program
Provides healthy swimming activities for children with asthma.
Provides asthma education for schools, child care centres,sporting organisations and other community groups.
Individual health consultations are available for people with asthma.
Equipment & Aids
Health equipment and aids to help manage asthma are available for sale.
Visits are conducted for those in hospital with asthma related conditions.
Information Stands & Displays
Information stands and displays are available for health promotion related to asthma.
Spirometry testing is available for asthma-related health conditions.
Telephone Advice Line
Telephone advice is available about health issues related to asthma.
Australian Breastfeeding Association NT
We aim to provide mothers with practical mother-to-mother support and information, enabling them to establish and continue breastfeeding. We provide breastfeeding counselling through the National Breastfeeding Helpline, 1800 686 268, and through local groups. ABA groups hold meetings to give friendship, support and information about breastfeeding and other parenting topics. All parents are welcome, whether breastfeeding or not. We hold Breastfeeding Education Classes for expectant parents. Breast pump hire is available. For more details, please visit our website, breastfeeding.asn.au
Babbarra Women’s Centre
Women are employed in a cleaning service that is offered to the community.
Creches create comfortable, safe and healthy places where infants and children are nurtured and respected and the parents feel comfortable about leaving their children. The program assists women who want to study, train or work including CDEP. Creches provide on-site child care while parents or guardians attend programs.
A low-cost hairdressing service is provided for indigenous omen.
A laundromat service is provided for indigenous women.
Nutrition for Kids
Cooked meals are prepared as material aid for families of infants and toddlers who would otherwise be nutritionally at risk. Mothers of the children participate in the preparation and cooking of the meals.
Provides financial support to the Women’s Centre through the sale of second-hand clothing at affordable prices.
Indigenous women are employed in the production of textile goods which are then offered for sale in the Women’s Centre retail shop.
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.
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 – 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.
Congress Alukura Women’s Health Service
Alukura Women’s Health Service is an Aboriginal women-only place caring for the health of our women and babies. The service is provided in a comfortable and culturally safe place for clients.
Our service provides a multi-disciplinary team approach to ensure Aboriginal Women and babies have access to best practice primary health care including:
- Women’s health checks
- Providing contraception education and advice
- Breastfeeding support
- Care for mums and their babies during and after pregnancy
- STI checks and treatment
- Medical care for illness and disease
- Nutrition support – education on good and bad foods and exercise
- Information and referral on how to improve health such as quitting smoking
- Referrals to other Congress health and wellbeing services
- Healthy lifestyle promotion
Congress Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (ANFPP)
A national program to empower and support women who are pregnant with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander baby, until the child turns 2. The program is delivered in a culturally safe way supported by a Nurse, Aboriginal Community Worker and a Social Worker with the aim to improve the health and wellbeing of the mother and baby, and strengthen the independence of the mother.