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 Red Cross
Migration Support Services
As part of the world-wide Red Cross tracing network, Red Cross tracing in the Northern Territory re-establishes contact between relatives separated as a result of war, conflict or international disaster. Various free-of-charge services are offered, including tracing, the Red Cross message service, family reunion, health & welfare reports and related services. Support is provided to people seeking asylum and living in the Northern Territory while they are awaiting determination of a claim for protection.
Emergency relief is available for any migrant experiencing a crisis, in the form of casework, limited financial assistance and in-kind support. Red Cross provides support and assistance to people who have been trafficked, or who have experienced forced marriage, through the Support to Trafficked People Program. Red Cross also conducts monitoring visits to immigration detention centres in Australia and offshore.
Communities for Children Program
Enables the establishment of community committees in both Palmerston and Tiwi Islands. The committees then allocate funding to a number of local programs to support families and children.
Operation of the National Registration & Inquiry System
(NRIS) allows concerned relatives to track family members who find themselves caught up in disasters. Australian Red Cross also provides assistance for people affected by emergencies and disasters. Trained staff and volunteers identify those who need counselling & support and provide basic necessities, care and comfort.
First Aid Training
Public courses for First Aid training are available in Alice Springs. For all bookings please call 1300 367 428.
Community Development Work in seven locations, with Community Development Officers and Cultural Support Workers assisting the communities to develop solutions and programs that are best for each community. Red Cross is working in Darwin, Galiwinku, Katherine, Daly River, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Tiwi Islands.
Banyan House – Forster Foundation for Drug Rehabilitation
Provides assessment reports on request for lawyers and the Parole Board in relation to people undertaking the Drug Diversion Program.
Banyan House Rehabilitation Service
Provides accommodation in a residential therapeutic community that offers treatment & rehabilitation services for individuals recovering from alcohol & drug addictions and any co-occurring mental health disorders.
Barkly Region Alcohol & Drug Abuse Advisory Group (BRADAAG)
Barkly Region Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Group (BRADAAG) -AC was established in August 1984. We are a non-profit Community-Based agency incorporated under the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC), funded from a combination of Territory and Commonwealth Government funded programs.
BRADAAG is the only provider of AOD services for the Barkly Region, and covers an area of approximately 320,000 square kilometres. The Tennant Creek and the Barkly region is home to nine Aboriginal groups including the Warumungu, Walpiri, Kaytetye and Alyawarra people.
The level of isolation of this remote area service creates challenges in the provision of comprehensive health care. BRADAAG has responded to these challenges by establishing a range of programs that provide a continuum of care for Alcohol and other Drug Clients, so they can receive the necessary, appropriate and on-going support to address their needs within their local area.
Alcohol & Other Drug Residential Treatment Centre
Provides accommodation and treatment in a residential setting for a minimum of eight weeks for singles and families with alcohol or other drug problems.
Outreach & After Care
Provides a case-managed outreach and after-care service for those with alcohol or other drug problems.
Accommodation in Transitional Aftercare Units for 13 weeks where clients receive support from BRADAAG Outreach & Aftercare team.
Referral to appropriate services is provided for brief intervention and coordination of facilities & services including education & training programs.
An overnight accommodation shelter is available for those who need a safe place to sober up following drug or alcohol misuse.
Clients who attend the Sobering-Up Shelter have their clothes washed, Breakfast is provided before clients leave the shelter.
Bereaved by Suicide Support Group NT
BBSSGNT is a suicide bereavement support group for persons over the age of 18 years who have been impacted by suicide loss of a family member, friend or work colleague. Postvention support (support after suicide) is Prevention. For every incident of suicide, research indicates that at least 135 persons are affected by each incident. This equates to approx half a million people nationally in Australia alone. The BBSSGNT is an initiative by SabrinasReach4Life based in Darwin.
Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of every month between 6:30pm to 8:30pm @ Harry’s Place, 1 Willeroo Street in TIWI.
Call 0491 311 211 for more information.
Binjari Health Clinic (Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service)
Wurli manages the Binjari Health Centre located 15 kilometres west of Katherine in the Binjari Community. Residents and visitors of Binjari can access a full range of effective and culturally competent primary health care services from the Clinic as well as access referrals into Wurli’s Community Services and Chronic Conditions Clinic available.
The Clinic promotes and protects health and wellbeing by encouraging the adoption of healthy behaviours, controlling the spread of disease and preventing harm and injury while influencing the social determinants of health.
CAAPS Healthy Families Program
CAAPS is a community controlled Aboriginal Corporation that supports people and families through services that reflect our values of caring, openness, respect and empowerment. CAAPS Aboriginal Corporation delivers a range of important community services to people and their families in the Northern Territory.
CAAPS is the largest not-for-profit family-focused residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation centre in Northern Australia.
Healthy Families Residential Rehabilitation Program
24-Hour residential service.
A twelve-week residential treatment program providing services to primarily Aboriginal people and their families who are suffering the impact of alcohol or other drug use. The Healthy Families program provides individuals and families with a safe and supportive environment to address substance use issues. The program is made up of a range of education sessions and activities that cover substance use, healthy lifestyles, livelihood, cultural sessions, trauma and healing, and family relationships including parenting.
Supported accommodation is provided in Dolly Garinyi Hostel for clients undertaking the treatment program. Families and individuals are offered case management and care planning, counselling, initial health screening, life skills development such as caring for self, cooking and nutrition, budgeting and tenancy support.
The Children’s program supports parenting skills development and school readiness for youngsters up to pre-school age. School age children attend local schools during their stay. The program helps children and young people deal with their feelings about having family members who misuse substances and learn skills to assist in keeping themselves safe, including protective behaviours.
Self referrals are welcome. Non-residential Day programs are also available.
Cancer Council NT
Provides information and support for anyone affected by cancer and provides public education to increase awareness and prevention of cancer. A breast-care nurse and an ostomy service are also available.
Turbans, breast prostheses and mastectomy brassieres are available for purchase.
Education and in-service sessions for work places and schools are also provided.
Care Support and Activities of Daily Living
We help you to experience noticeable improvements in your daily living. You’ll have access to developmental programs to increase your skill levels, as well as the therapeutic supports you require, such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy and psychology. You’ll expand your social and community participation and enjoy recreational activities and peer support.
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.