Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
Relationships Australia – Group Courses
We offer a range of information and therapeutic courses in small groups for individuals, couples and children. Learn about a variety of topics in a group environment including personal development, parenting, relationships, communication skills.
Our experienced facilitators create a safe space where they share knowledge and strategies. Courses are interactive, so you’ll have the opportunity to hear from others and ask your own questions.
SabrinasReach4LifeTo support those impacted by suicide in our community by instilling hope, promote healing & engendering compassion.We advocate for better access to services for those who are struggling from suicide loss, mental distress and provide referral pathways.
TeamHEALTH provide services and support to Territorians who have a mental health concern or are vulnerable and disadvantaged. This could include supporting people when they come out of hospital, or when they become unwell, to regain confidence and connections. Perhaps it’s gaining safe and secure housing, getting a job or gaining new skills. It’s about supporting them to undertake daily tasks that are often taken for granted. It’s listening to and understanding what an individual wants and utilising the strengths and resources they have or that are available to them – so they can create their best life.
- Types of support available:
- Individual support for adults
- Centre Based Support for adults
- Support for Older Adults
- Support Coordination for individuals with an NDIS package
- Child, Youth and Family Support
- Housing Support
- Residential Support
- Education and Training
As an independent, membership-driven, not-for-profit association, we work with our members to support and strengthen AOD service delivery for people who experience harmful substance use in the NT.
Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable and culturally diverse Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) sector that works together to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm across the Northern Territory.
TeamHEALTH Child and Family Wellbeing Service
Our Child and Family Wellbeing team work with children aged 0 to 18 years old, who are showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing a mental illness. We provide practical outreach supports that are flexible and personalised to the needs of the young person and their family. We work collaboratively with families, care givers, schools and other supports to assist with mental health concerns.
- Short term for up to 6 weeks, with information and referrals to other services as required
- Long term, more intensive supports are tailored to each family’s needs
- Case management and support for young people and their families
- Creating a family action plan to achieve identified goals
- Education and workshops for children, young people and their families about mental health, wellbeing and strengthening community connections
- Participate alongside other families in a range of events
- Community engagement including educational, school-based workshops and community group sessions
TEMHCO (Top End Mental Health Consumer Organisation Inc)
By consumers for consumers – peer support for better mental wellbeing.
TEMHCO has a drop in centre style of service delivery which provides peer led support, friendship and understanding for anyone experiencing poor mental health, severe and enduring mental illness or a temporary period of reduced mental wellbeing related to life events.
TEMHCO staff all have personal mental health lived experience and use this in their service delivery as they promote good mental health & wellbeing to members and in the community, they encourage and walk alongside members as they develop or regain life skills and actively promote awareness in the greater to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
TEMHCO operate a drop-in centre 4 days per week and one day by appointment to assist those with more in depth needs and targeted support to students on work placement. Our activities and therapies are recovery focused, intended to boost confidence, improve skills and provide opportunities to access community activities in the support of friends.
TEMHCO share their collective lived experience knowledge with their peers, education to members, the public and professionals, providing accurate information, and offer guidance and assistance while engaging other services and advocacy.
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).
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation – Family Mental Health
This program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. It aims to support families who are worried about their children’s mental health. We use family and art as a way to effectively support people in a relaxed and non-invasive way. Community workers engage with families to discuss challenges and how to overcome them. Because we have a close and ongoing relationship with family members of different generations, Waltja staff can identify people in need and recommend appropriate actions of support.
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation – Youth Programs
Reconnect is a program aimed at helping young people aged between 12 and 18 who are at risk of homelessness to feel safe and to re- engage with their family and their community. If it is needed, we help youth find a safe place to live, and help get them back into school, or training or work. We assist young people with boarding school applications and also with the transition if they are successful. We run programs, initiated by the communities, around important issues like problem gambling, youth suicide and healthy relationships.
Nintipulka mitiyaku – Getting smart about media
This program focuses on disadvantaged youth by engaging them with media and technology, in order to allow protect, revive and maintain Indigenous culture, language and knowledge. We also provide media traineeships for young people helping them to become job ready in the areas of graphic design, photography, new media and Arts management.
Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service – Clinical Services
Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service’s aim is to relieve poverty, sickness, destitution, distress, suffering, misfortune and helplessness of the Aboriginal people of the Katherine Region.