Pregnancy & Birth Support
Anglicare NT – Pandanus (Child Birth Education & Perinatal Support)
Pandanus is a free,voluntary and confidential youth friendly Child Birth Education and Perinatal support service. It is for pregnant young women and young parents (12 – 25 years of age). Midwives provide one off Child Birth Education (CBE) information sessions,adapted CBE group courses. The Caseworker provides short term case management support,practical assistance,referrals to ongoing assistance and new parent information and connection group sessions. Pandanus promotes healthy relationships,pregnancy awareness,positive parenting and peer support and is guided by a Youth and Professionals Reference Groups.
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
Birth & Beyond Parent Resource Centre
Support, information and education is provided for expecting and new parents and includes a comprehensive library of books, CDs and DVDs; breast pump hire; birth pool hire; Welcome Baby classes; and parent education & support sessions in the Association’s training room.
Find us on Facebook: Birth and Beyond Alice Springs
Childbirth Education Association (CEA)
The Childbirth Education Association Darwin is a community based organisation which provides information and support for women and their families and promotes self- reliance and confidence in pregnancy, birth and parenting. CEA provide support through education sessions, pre-natal and post-natal exercise classes; library and general resources. Childbirth Education Association is also a community advocate for birthing services.
Danila Dilba Health Service
Danila Dilba Health Service is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation providing culturally-appropriate, comprehensive primary health care and community services to Biluru (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) people in the Yilli Rreung (greater Darwin) region of the Northern Territory.
As an Aboriginal Medical Service, services are provided for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and singles.
Danila Dilba offers a wide range of medical and support services including:
- Specialist health and clinical services including audiology, paediatrics, ear, nose and throat, podiatry, physiotherapy, colonoscopy, and treatment for diabetes and asthma. Specialist medical physicians are also available.
- Youth services including activities, counselling and support for children and young people. Counselling may deal with stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, loss and grief, relationship difficulties, sexuality and domestic violence.
- School based health checks for students.
- Dental checks and flouride treatments for children.
- Don Dale Youth Support provides health care and support to children in detention, providing therapeutic group work and one-on-one support .
- Deadly Choices is an early intervention and prevention program that compliments Danila Dilba Health Service’s clinical programs. Deadly Choices aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families.
- Alcohol and Other Drugs provides support to clients and their families who are impacted by alcohol or drugs. The team provides a service to Indigenous people that is accessible, confidential and meets the clients’ cultural needs.
- Tackling Indigenous Smoking helps Indigenous people develop quit smoking skills through tailored and culturally safe services including one-on-one consultations around motivation, education, goal setting and clinical advice.
- Well Women’s Clinic with referrals as necessary, offering family planning and fertility advice, pregnancy testing and advice, pap smears, breast examination and rubella immunisations. The clinic also focuses on the early detection and treatment of chronic diseases.
- Women’s groups including screening and monitoring of health for infants and children under five years old, in addition to advice about health concerns for parents with children in this age group.
- Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program provides parenting support through a sustained home visiting program that supports women pregnant with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait child and her family to improve their own health and the health of their baby.
- The Men’s Clinic specializes in men\\\’s health issues and focuses on the early detection and treatment of chronic diseases.
- The Mobile Unit offers health services for those most at risk of preventable diseases: frail, aged, those who have disabilities and are unable to attend the health service and for those who do not have transport.
- Social and emotional wellbeing counselling and support offered for those affected as a result of the Stolen Generations.
- Social and emotional wellbeing support for members of the Indigenous community who have mental health issues or emotional difficulties.
- General counselling available for families and individuals dealing with stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, loss and grief, relationship difficulties, sexuality and domestic violence.
- Sexual health services including testing, counselling and medical treatment for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmissible infections.
- The Syphilis Enhanced Response Team provides an enhanced time-to-treat service in response to the syphilis outbreak.
- Care Co-Ordination provides care and intensive support for clients with complex needs.
- Legal Health Mob is a health-justice partnership with NT Legal Aid, providing a lawyer and support worker to attend Danila Dilba clinics and assist with a wide range of family, financial and health matters.
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation – Young parents, nutrition & money management
We run a range of programs and workshops according to current needs and issues. We distribute ‘baby bags’ full of essentials for new parents – this creates an opportunity to check in with young parents and see how they are coping. We also support people in the area of organising and managing finances; including workshops about online banking and shopping, videos about problem gambling. We also run nutrition and cooking workshops on the ground in communities using what is available in that community.
Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service – Clinical Services
Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service’s aim is to relieve poverty, sickness, destitution, distress, suffering, misfortune and helplessness of the Aboriginal people of the Katherine Region.