Mental Health Crisis Services
Lifeline Central Australia
Welcome to Lifeline Central Australia. Lifeline Central Australia Incorporated opened in Alice Springs on the 1st July 2003. Our primary focus is on community education and training, particularly in the area of suicide awareness and prevention.
Provides community education and outreach about suicide prevention, awareness and assistance for all communities across the Northern Territory, including remote and isolated communities.
Lifeline Telephone Crisis Support
A twenty-four-hour telephone crisis support, information and referral service available nationally that provides an immediate and confidential opportunity to discuss a problem or concern.
The service responds to callers of all ages with a wide range of concerns and emergencies including matters involving relationships, domestic violence, family issues, youth issues, child abuse, anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, loneliness, unemployment, grief, problems at work or school, homelessness, money worries, drug & alcohol problems and suicide. A particular focus is suicide prevention and mental health.
Workshops such as Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), safeTALK and The Accidental Counsellor. The courses run over two days or for half a day and are relevant for community members, mental health workers, housing workers, medical practitioners, teachers & school support staff, counsellors, youth workers, domestic violence support workers, drug & alcohol workers, police & corrections staff and clergy.
Supported Independent Living – STA/MTA/Respite
Our accommodation focuses on providing an ambience where you feel right at home and offers the care you need. In most cases, a 24/7 care support is provided to participants and our care team assists you in daily living tasks and personal care needs.
TeamHEALTH is a for purpose organisation that supports people dealing with mental health concerns or mental illness. We seek to create community capacity for good mental health so that all people may lead a full and valued life. We are the only non-faith based, grass-roots mental health organisation that focuses its operations only in the Northern Territory (NT).
Based in Darwin, TeamHEALTH provides evidence based mental health services, focused on support, recovery and rehabilitation across Darwin, Palmerston and the regional and remote communities of the Northern Territory’s Top End. This includes Katherine, Maningrida, and Gunbalanya.
Thirrili Postvention Services
Once we are notified of a loss of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person to suicide or other traumatic incident, we assess who is best placed to assist the family.
We will work with local Elders, community and Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander organisations to ensure a community response is put in place to support bereaved individuals and families.
We can travel to provide support if invited by the family or we can provide advice to Community Leaders or Elders and local services on how best to respond.
Our aim is not to replace the good work being done by local services. Rather, we aim to compliment the work being done by them to ensure the best outcome for families and their communities.
We meet with individuals and families to discuss their needs. We are able to provide practical social support, link people with a range of local social, health and community services and where appropriate continue to work with local services to ensure care and support continues beyond the immediate aftermath of the traumatic incident (we call this throughcare).
We can advocate on behalf of families to assist them access the supports they need in their time of grief. Our impartiality and independence enables us to be strong advocates for families, ensuring that services are working together to provide coordinated care.
To contact a Postvention Advocate call 1800 805 801
The 1800 805 801 number is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
If you or someone you know is suicidal
If you are looking for help, please call one of the following national helplines:
Lifeline Counselling Service: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 (cost of a local call).