Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
EASAEmployee Assistance Service Australia (EASA) provides excellence in counselling and Human Resource consulting to improve productivity and well being in Northern Territory organisations.We exist to provide comprehensive and accessible psychological support, and organisational capacity development services throughout the Northern Territory. To be an organisation’s first choice for all psychological and organisational capacity development needs in the Northern Territory
Counselling, organisational development, human-resource consultancy services and critical-incident stress-management services are available for individuals and organisations across the Northern Territory.
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
Provides professional, customised support and learning programs to minimise risks to employees’ personal health and wellbeing associated with exposure to traumatic events. Training includes stress management, effective communication, basic counselling skills and dealing with aggressive & violent people. A comprehensive peer support training program is also available.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Provides a comprehensive range of confidential counselling and support services in work-related problems for employees and their immediate family members, paid for by employers.
After-hours appointments are also available.
Male and female counsellors are available.
Training & Development
Training and consultancy services available in organisational development and human resources include strategic & business planning, performance management, succession planning, organisational reviews, focus groups & culture surveys, team development, leadership, development programs, human resource consulting, performance review & evaluation, policy review & development, recruitment and retention, recruitment testing, job design, outplacement services, career planning, performance management, diversity & cultural change and organisational change.
Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Program
A specialist counselling and therapeutic treatment service for people affected by alcohol and other drugs.
The program helps to support, encourage and reinforceactions taken by individuals to reduce alcohol and othersubstance related harm. The program is flexible and tailored to meet the needs of the individual, children, couples, families, groups, communities or organisations.
Education and counselling for employees and members oftheir immediate families are also available.
EASA psychologists and counsellors offering the program are professionally accredited, trained and experienced. Male and female counsellors are available.
Emotional and Social Wellbeing
Funded by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this program aims to promote social inclusion, cohesion, multicultural diversity and linguistic diversity for the wellbeing of migrants. The program offers Mental Health support to migrants in the NT by applying cultural safety model while dealing with psycho-social issues of migrants, building therapeutic alliance and trust, making services inclusive and accessible. To engage the multicultural population, good quality interpreter services where available that will help in developing participatory and collaborative partnerships with the migrant population. The service is provided through Telehealth model or face to face consultation which will leverage the existing Ignite potential resources of trained Mental health professionals.
GROW Support Group provides self-help and support groups for adults with mental health or emotional problems. Groups follow a structured program and provide support for participants in a positive and non-threatening setting. GROW groups are voluntary, anonymous, confidential and non-denominational.
Headspace is a free and confidential service that can help eligible young people aged 12 to 25 with their mental health and wellbeing. headspace Darwin provides assistance in 4 key areas: Mental Health, Physical and Sexual Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and Vocational Support.
Headspace Darwin encompasses a headspace Primary, headspace Early Psychosis and an Enhanced Care service.
Our job is to support anyone that is experiencing mental health distress. This includes both the person that is experiencing mental health issues as well as their family and friends who are providing support both emotionally or practically.
We understand that talking to someone can be very difficult, but we are here to listen and to provide you with emotional and practical supports that will help find the best solution for all of you.
Ingkintja Male Health Men’s Shed
Provides support, friendship and social opportunities for men of all ages.
Men’s Shed provides tools and equipment that the men can use for hobby activities such as woodwork, leatherwork, car maintenance and painting. A weights room and gym are also available.
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.
Mental Health Association of Central Australia (MHACA)
MHACA is a not for profit specialist mental health service providing psycho-social support services and educational programs aimed at enhancing the mental health and well-being of people living in Central Australia.
We offer a range of services which aim to facilitate wellness for a diverse range of individuals living with mental illness or going through mental distress.
MHACA provides psychosocial support services, NDIS support coordination and services, individual and group-based supports, educational and training programs and a Drop-in centre.
MHACA can help people with a diagnosed mental illness with:
- Building daily living skills
- Increasing physical health and wellbeing
- Being confident in the community
- Managing mental health conditions
Mental Illness Fellowship Australia (NT) – (MIFANT)
Mental Illness fellowship of Australia (NT) (MIFANT) is a not for profit charitable organisation that has been operating in the NT for over 30 years. With services in Darwin, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. MIFANT provides recovery based support to people with a mental illness, their families and carers and also early intervention to children and young people at risk of developing a mental illness.
MIFANT also provides a range of NDIS services for people with a mental illness including Recovery Coach, Support Coordination, Social and Community Participation and Community Access. As a not for profit organisation, all NDIS funds go back to providing quality supports.
MIFANT is the NT members for National organisations Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia and Mental Health Carers Australia. Both organisations provide a national advocacy platform for the NT to be represented on issues affecting the whole of the mental health sector.
Mission Australia – National Psychosocial Support Program
Mission Australia’s Psychosocial Services in the Northern Territory provide support to people with mental illness as they transition to the NDIS, as well as to those who are not eligible for NDIS or for whom NDIS is not the most appropriate support. Working within a recovery framework, the service supports people to achieve their recovery goals by providing non-clinical services so that people are able to maintain their housing, manage their finances and daily living activities, engage in work or training, and maintain their physical and social wellbeing.