Health & Wellbeing
Aboriginal Resource & Development Service (ARDS)
Our work champions the importance of language and culture in developing self-empowerment for Aboriginal people. We provide a range of platforms for Aboriginal voices to be heard, and we support Aboriginal communities to become informed about, and engage on their own terms with mainstream services and systems.
Education & Communication Services
Provides capacity building in indigenous communities through education, support services and advocacy for indigenous people. Community development and cultural-awareness workshops are provided.
Health Education & Training
Provides health education and training about basic health, germs & microscopy, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and trongyloides for indigenous people.
Language, Education & Resource Centre
Works on behalf of indigenous people and with other service providers to facilitate self-determination & management within the wider community. Services include a resource centre, education & workshops, social welfare assistance, public relations and liaison with government departments &community organisations.
The Yolngu Radio Station provides local language broadcasts across Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Darwin and Palmerston, addressing communities’ cultural knowledge base and the questions that indigenous people want answered.
At Pathfinders, we deliver tailored outdoor and adventure-based programs that promote social inclusion and enable healing for vulnerable young people. Our programs are designed to be accessible and promote pro-social behaviours, internal capacities, and community connections. Depending on the needs of the young person or group, our programs can range from a few hours to a few days in length. We believe that by providing supportive and nurturing environments, we can help young people overcome adversity and build a brighter future.
Our therapeutic adventure programs are open to young people aged 10-17. We conduct both group and individual programs. We have limited spaces available so it’s important to make a referral as soon as possible to secure a spot. These are fee for service programs.
Make a referral through our website www.pathfindersNT.com.au
Akeyulerre Healing Centre – Bush Schools
This is the third stage of a two year opportunity for us to provide the teaching of ‘old way knowledge’ to young Arrernte children on country. We take children with Elders onto their country to learn all aspects of their relationships, songs, story and dance in an environment that values cultural systems of knowledge transfer.
Akeyulerre Healing Centre – Family Support
We support Arrernte Elders to pass on knowledge, support Ngankeres in their healing work and collect, prepare and provide bush medicines to our people. We help support people to access the services that are available in the community and provide whole – of – family support, because we realise that people’s health and well-being is linked to the health and well-being of the community. The centre provides a safe environment free from violence and stress, where families support each other. We hold family BBQ nights, conduct country visits, visit Elders in the community and support access to healing ceremony for mainstream services in addition to local families.
Akeyulerre Healing Centre – Traditional Healing
The Department of Social Services have provided a three-year funded project through their Strengthening Communities Program to support Interrentye by providing business support and management to increase its financial independence and further develop its business operations. This is done by increasing Aboriginal employment and work-related skills with the goal of enabling the young women to independently run the business.A strong partnership with Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) has provided a much-needed safe, clean working environment for production, storage and the propagation of key medicinal plants.
Alawa Aboriginal Corporation
Alawa Aboriginal Corporation operates a number of self-funded business operations and grant-funded programs, all aimed at delivering essential services to the residents and businesses of Minyerri. Our focus in all our operations is providing social outcomes to our community in a sustainable way.
The Alawa Aboriginal Corporation (AAC) was first established in 1999, its primary purpose to establish and operate commercial enterprises on behalf and for the benefit of the Alawa people. To this day, the AAC undertakes many business operations for the purpose of providing social, cultural and economic benefit to the Alawa people and the broader community. AAC has been successful in delivering many services to the community including municipal services, aged care, child care related services, arts centre and many more activities under the Federal Government’s Community Develop Program (CDP).
After-school care is available for local indigenous primary school and secondary-school children. Centrelink Provides Centrelink services for the local indigenous community.
Community Development Employment Program(CDP)
Provides unemployed indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over with employment placement and skills acquisition including accredited training and links to apprenticeships and traineeships. Employment projects and activities are chosen by local indigenous communities or distinct groups of indigenous people within a community. The training wage received by participants is equivalent to the appropriate unemployment benefit.
Provides child care for local indigenous infants and preschool children.
Delivered Meals (HACC) (Meals on Wheels)
Three meals a day are delivered at low cost to those who would otherwise be nutritionally at risk, including the frail aged and people with disabilities. The service particularly assists indigenous families.
Home Care Services (HACC)
Home Care services are available for frail elderly, incapacitated or ill residents and those with disabilities to help with household duties including cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, wood collection and shopping. The service particularly assists indigenous people.
School Nutrition Program
A nutritious breakfast and lunch are provided for local indigenous primary-school and secondary-school children.
Anglicare NT – headspace Katherine (Primary)
headspace Katherine is a free and confidential service that can help young people aged 12 to 25 with their mental health and wellbeing. headspace Darwin provides assistance in four key areas: Mental Health,Physical and Sexual Health,Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and Vocational Support. Regular outreach visits occur in specific remote communities within the region. Clinical services are provided by registered allied health practitioners,which include private providers who deliver services under Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) and Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS).
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.
- Aboriginal Healing
- Aboriginal Primary Health Care
- Allied Health
- Child Health
- Community Health
- General Practitioners
- Health Education & Promotion
- Men’s Health
- Mental Health
- Nutrition & Dieticians
- Patient Support
- Peer Support Services
- Pregnancy & Birth
- Reproductive Health
- Sexual Health
- Transgender & Gender Diverse Health
- Women’s Health