Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
Mission Australia – Suicide Prevention Program
The Suicide Prevention Program develops, promotes and delivers suicide prevention activities and builds community awareness and capacity to respond to suicide and other related issues. The program aims to improve outcomes for people at risk of suicide across Katherine, Mataranka, Binjari, Lajamanu, Barunga, Beswick, Manyallaluk, Minerri, Kalarindji, and Jilkminggan.
Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC)
The NT Mental Health Coalition is the peak body for Non-Government Organisations in the Northern Territory who provide services to mental health consumers and their families. Its members are organisations and its main role is to promote mental health through representing the interests of members and work towards ensuring that Consumers and Carers are provided with quality mental health services.
To provide an effective peak body function by ensuring a strong voice for member organisations and a reference for government on all issues relating to the provision of mental health services in the Northern Territory of Australia.
1.To be representative of member organisations providing mental health services across the Northern Territory.
2.To provide advice and policy input on Northern Territory mental health service provision and any associated challenges to all levels of government.
3.To contribute a Northern Territory perspective on the provision of effective and accessible mental health services to national mental health networks and associated peak bodies.
4.To promote and facilitate, and dissemination and discussion, of contemporary information, government policy positions and initiatives to member organisations.
5.To ensure, where possible within available resources, the provision of sector development services and support to member organisations.
6.To actively network with local and national organisations to promote awareness of the role of the Coalition and issues related to the provision of quality mental health service provision across the Northern Territory.
Northern Territory Stolen Generations Corporation (NTSGC)
NT Stolen Generations was formally incorporated in 1998 to respond directly to the needs and concerns of members of the Stolen Generations, their families and communities through the following:
- Provide emotional support, social wellbeing services and referral service for Stolen Generations members and their families/descendants in the Top End
- Provide inter-generational activities on special occasions as part of a healing and identity strengthening process
- Regularly inform members regarding any National issues affecting the Stolen Generations
- Monitor and work towards implementing the 54 Recommendations from the Bringing Them Home Report
Palmerston Men’s Shed
Men’s Sheds are a community workshop area for men to gather, develop skills, and undertake different activities.
Men’s Sheds are about increasing the wellbeing of men by fostering social connectedness and increasing self-esteem. A number of projects and social enterprises can operate out of a Men’s Shed. Membership is by application and payment of a small annual fee.
Red Dust Role Models Ltd – Healthy Living Program
Healthy Living utilises sport, art, music and dance to drive its messages resulting in fun, interactive and inclusive classroom activities. Role Models from sport, art, music, dance, business and health provide the expertise to support the delivery of Healthy Living. Students learn the essential elements to good health including nutrition, hygiene, substance misuse and physical activity. Learning outcomes range from the recommended intake of fruit and vegetables to the definition and causes of common preventable diseases. Students are encouraged to be creative and learn new skills in sport, the arts and healthy cooking while interacting with role models.
Red Dust Role Models Ltd – Strong Men and Boys Program
The purpose of the SYMBP is to support the development of strong male Aboriginal youth as they navigate their complex worlds and overcome a range of cultural, spiritual, social-emotional and educational obstacles in order to achieve authentic success in their lives. All programs involve explicit and practical cultural synthesis, are delivered in both local language/s and English and are typically facilitated using a combination of strategies including yarning circles, explicit instruction, classroom teacher co-facilitation, peer led participatory approaches and hands-on interactive activities.
Relationships Australia – Relationship Counselling
Build a happy, healthy and lasting relationship through counselling. Our local counsellors have experience and training to help relationships. We work with couples to lower stress and conflict. We try to improve key areas such as communication, trust and intimacy.
Common topics that we can help with are:
• Communication issues
• Sexual and intimacy concerns
• Conflict and arguments
• Trauma, grief and loss
• Relationship changes and growth
• Separation & divorce. This can be extra support for people going through family dispute resolution.
Relationships Australia – Counselling and Support Disability Royal Commission
We provide free counselling and support for anyone who has been affected by the Royal Commission.
Our counsellors can help talk about your feelings and emotions in a safe space. They can help work out a problem or issue you have in your life. They can also help you to make choices about telling your story to the Disability Royal Commission.
This service is for anyone who has been affected by the Disability Royal Commission.
- people living with a disability,
- families and carers or people living with a disability,
- people working in disability services.