Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
CatholicCare NT – Community Mental Health
The Community Mental Health program supports families with children and young people who show signs of mental illness. Our goal is to improve mental health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities. We help children, young people and their families by providing support, assistance and group work. We provide community outreach, mental health promotion and education. Communities that understand mental health needs can improve mental health outcomes.
CatholicCare NT – Crime Victims Counselling Service
Being a victim of crime can affect your mental health and wellbeing. The Crime Victims Counselling Service provides counselling and support for people affected by crime. We make sure victims have the resources and support they need to move on with their lives.
We can help people who are the victim of a crime or who witness a crime. We can also help relatives and close friends of a victim.
Our counselling service is tailored to the needs of each client. Clients are entitled to up to eight clinical counselling sessions. Counselling can be face-to-face, by telephone or in a group setting.
We can assist with:
- Information and advice about the legal process and your rights
- Applications for compensation.
- Referrals to other support services
- Community education and training
People can refer themselves to this program. Service providers (including GPs and agencies) can also make referrals.
Call: 1800 899 855 (free call) to make a referral Email: [email protected]
CatholicCare NT – Dual Diagnosis Practitioner
Our Dual Diagnosis Practitioner supports people with complex mental health and substance misuse concerns.
Who we help
We help people who experience barriers to accessing mental health services because of substance misuse. This includes people with personality and mood disorders and cognitive impairments.
How we help
Counselling: We tailor counselling sessions to the needs of our clients. We use a range of techniques, which can include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, harm reduction and relapse prevention, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and narrative therapy.
Family counselling: We help clients and their families to make sure they have the support they need to address mental health and substance misuse concerns.
CatholicCare NT – Family and Relationship Counselling
Our family and relationship counselling helps children, young people and adults to develop safe and supportive family relationships. We work with families to support wellbeing.
How we help
We provide counselling to help couples and families manage issues that can arise from relationship changes, separation or divorce. We help couples and families develop the skills they need to maintain positive and stable relationships with each other.
What is the referral process?
Individuals, family members and service providers can refer people to this program.
CatholicCare NT – Men’s Counselling
Our Men’s counselling works with men who perpetrate violence against their partners in order to change their behaviour.
How we help
We provide counselling to support reflection on behaviour and values to support men to make different choices and live a non-abusive and non-violent life.
What is the referral process?
Individuals, family members and service providers can refer people to this program. Counselling may be helpful for men who are engaged in the Men’s Behaviour Change Program.
Is there a cost?
A fee can be charged according to a sliding scale. This fee may be waived at times of financial hardship.
CatholicCare NT – Taking Action to Tackle Suicide
CatholicCare can offer help to anyone who is concerned about, or experiencing suicidal ideation.
In the Tiwi Islands we help build the communitys capacity to support vulnerable members and in Tennant Creek we are able to provide direct assistance to people seeking help.
Community Visitor Program
The NT Community Visitor Program is an independent service located in the Anti-Discrimination Commission.
Its aim to ensure the rights of those being treated for mental illness or disability are upheld and their views and concerns are heard.
Community visitors are people employed by the CVP who regularly visit Mental Health Inpatient facilities and Disability Secure Care facilities to ensure an appropriate standard of care.
The Community Visitor Program (CVP) provides monitoring, complaint resolution and advocacy services for people detained and receiving care under the Mental Health and Related Services Act 1998 and Disability Services Act 1993. The CVP also makes and monitors recommendations on systemic issues such as interpreter use and seclusion reduction.
Congress – Social & Emotional Wellbeing Service
Our Social & Emotional Wellbeing Service provides Aboriginal people and their families including children and adolescents with holistic and culturally appropriate primary health care for social and cultural wellbeing, mental health and community connectedness including:
- confidential counselling and psychological services including psycho-education;
- social and cultural support including case management, Women’s and Men’s bush trips, art therapy, access to local language speakers and connection to country;
- drug and alcohol treatment for Aboriginal people experiencing the effects of harmful alcohol and alcohol use; and
- a dedicated GP service.
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.