Akeyulerre Healing Centre – Strong Families
Family life is central for Arrernte people, when the elders started Akeyulerre they wanted to make a place that families feel comfortable to sit down together, heal and show respect for each other. At Akeyulerre we support the cultural systems and connections that hold families together and keep them strong, we understand the importance and challenges of living in large family networks.
Our ‘family nights’ happen monthly, bringing together and celebrating Arrernte families, we share stories, teach our kids and enjoy time together. We run annual Healing Camps on country to deepen our connections and to keep teaching our young people about country, language and healing.
The heart of our families is with our elders. At Akeyulerre our elders are employed to guide our work, teach the younger generations and provide important healing services within our community. We support our elders to sustain their roles as knowledge holders and carers, in their families and communities, as well as offer practical help for everyday life.
Family Support Services
The Family Support Service program invites Arrernte families to share their stories about what is important for them to be strong and safe. Akeyulerre will work with our families and elders to apply their understanding of being resilient and connected, to inform a model of care that will help Anglicare work well with Arrernte families.
Alice Springs Youth Accommodation & Support Services (ASYASS) – Ampe Akweke Place
Ampe Akweke Place (Mothers and Babies Place) is a program for young woman, 13 to 23 years of age, who are having a baby or have a baby 2 years and under. Ampe Akweke offers both outreach support and residential support, if the young women have nowhere suitable and safe to stay. Young women can stay in a safe house for up to three months.
Ampe Akweke works with young women to ensure they have theirs, their unborn child or their babies health needs met. Ampe Akweke residential support workers provide parenting, education and support as well as case management to all young women accessing the program.
Ampe Akweke house is a 5 bed facility that caters to the current needs of each individual who requires a safe space. Ampe Akweke’s main goal is to create independency, seek safe housing options and provide support for raising strong, healthy babies.
Please contact the Team Leader by calling or texting 0429 405 082 for further information.
Anglicare NT – Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters (HIPPY)
HIPPY is a free two-year, play based curriculum of fun activity packs. Starting when your child turns 3, your HIPPY Tutor will practice the activities with you during home visits. Each pack has activities for you to do with your child and ideas so that learning can happen anywhere and any time.
HIPPY assists children to become curious learners and to achieve important developmental milestones.
Anglicare NT – Intensive Family & Parenting Support (IFPS) Gove Peninsula
The Intensive Family and Parenting Support (IFPS) helps keep vulnerable families together by providing trauma informed assistance where children are vulnerable to, or have been identified by Child Protection as at risk of, significant harm. Through assertive outreach, intensive engagement and case management families engage with practical and educational supports to strengthen parenting skills, connect with family networks and engage with community supports to sustain safe environments and promote the preservation of the family. The program works closely with Elders and locally based community, health and support services. *Referrals are through Territory Families, Housing & Communities.
Anglicare NT – Resolve Family & Relationship Counselling & Parenting Courses
Our qualified Counsellors work with families,couples and individuals to explore solutions to personal and relationship problems and other challenges. We use evidence based person-centred,therapeutic,solution focused and strengths approaches. Tailored age and stage appropraite sessions are available for children and young people. Parenting can be hard at times – thats why we offer a range of evidence based short courses including ‘Tuning into Kids and Teens’,‘123 Magic and Emotion Coaching’ and ‘Engaging Adolescents’. Individual sessions and follow up support can also be provided. These courses help make sense of challenges and share ways to make parenting easier,more rewarding and less stressful. *We use a sliding scale to set fees. Let us know if you are experiencing financial difficulties or are on a low income. No-one is excluded. Fees will be negotiated at your first appointment.
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation – Piliyintinji- Ki Stronger Families
The Piliyintinji-ki — Stronger Families (PSF) team provide culturally appropriate social and emotional health services for men, women and families in Tennant Creek and the Barkly Region.
Piliyintinji-ki is Waramungu language for“to make something better, to cure or make something good”. This name informs how we provide services to our people. Our aim is to improve their physical, social and emotional health status.
Australian Breastfeeding Association South Australia / Northern Territory (SA/NT) Branch
We provide breastfeeding information and support to mums and their families from Fowlers Bay to Mount Gambier, Adelaide to Darwin.
Providing mother-to-mother support for breastfeeding mothers and their families. This page is to provide information on local activities to members and non-members alike.
For breastfeeding support:
Please call the National Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 MUM 2 MUM (1800 686 268). Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Monday to Friday – 8pm to 10pm AEST/AEDT*
Monday – 12pm to 2pm AEST/AEDT*
Friday – 12pm to 2pm AEST/AEDT*
*AEDT applies October to April. Excludes national public holidays.
Vision: Breastfeeding is recognised as important by all Australians and is culturally normal.
Mission: As Australia’s leading authority on breastfeeding, we support, educate and advocate for a breastfeeding inclusive society.
Our network of local groups offers breastfeeding education, information and support from pregnancy through to your child’s first birthday and well beyond.
Our qualified volunteers also engage with local health professionals to ensure that they have the information and skills they need to provide best practice care of breastfeeding women and babies.
We are involved in a range of activities and advocacy programs to support our vision of a breastfeeding-inclusive society.
We look forward to supporting you to achieve your breastfeeding goals, whatever they may be.
Autism Northern Territory
AutismNT is the peak body for Autism in the NT providing information, advice about services, support, education & training programs, parent support groups, library services, promotional materials and representation & advocacy for children, young people and adults with autism spectrum disorders.
The Library holds a collection of books, DVDs and magazines about autism spectrum disorders.
Bereaved Parent Support NT Inc T/as Amber NT
We provide confidential, non-clinical, non-financial support to anyone who has lost a child from conception to 18 years. This loss can be through miscarriage, stillbirth, termination, SUDI (Inc. SIDS, sudden illness, youth suicide and accidents.
We also support families with pregnancies after loss, helping to relieve common anxieties.
Our Support Officers are mobile and can meet clients a various different locations around Darwin, Palmerston and the surrounds.
Support can be face to face or via the use of technology.