Anglicare NT – Refugee & Migrant Settlement Support (RAMSS)
RAMSS is a free,voluntary and confidential case management and advocacy service assisting refugees and migrants who have lived in the Darwin,Palmerston and rural area for less than 5 years. Individuals,couples and families are supported to address presenting issues,build skills and gain confidence to navigate and access the broad range of services available in the community.
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.
Melaleuca Refugee Centre Torture & Trauma Survivor’s Service of the Northern Territory – Counselling and Support Services
This program was developed by the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma, to support survivors of torture and trauma by providing specialised services to improve their emotional and mental wellbeing.
The Program is open to permanently resettled refugees and humanitarian entrants and those on temporary substantive visas living in the community, who are experiencing psychological or psychosocial difficulties related to their experience before coming to Australia.
It offers a safe, professional and nurturing environment for clients to discuss their pain, deal with their grief and address their fears. Ultimately, the Program’s goal is to help clients to heal, with a focus on counselling.
Melaleuca Refugee Centre Torture & Trauma Survivor’s Service of the Northern Territory – Humanitarian Settlement Services Scheme
The Program’s aim is to help people from refugee, humanitarian and migrant backgrounds to settle in Australia and works in conjunction with other settlement and mainstream services. Adopting a needs-based case management approach, the services offered ensure the highest possible level of community integration and interaction for our clients.
WoSSCA – Urban & Remote Outreach Program
Our Urban and Remote Outreach Team can help you if you live in Alice Springs or the communities of Yuendumu, Papunya, Ntaria/Hermannsburg & Ti Tree . They can come to you, or you can come and talk to them at the Outreach office.
The Outreach Program can help you if you are:
- A woman who was staying at the shelter but has gone home and would still like support.
- A woman who has not been staying at the shelter but would like to talk with someone.
- A woman who feels unsafe.
We can have a cup of tea and talk together, or support you through life changes as they are happening. At different times during difficult relationships, the support you need might be different. We will develop a safety plan with you with the goals you would like to achieve to keep yourself safe.
The Outreach Program was started a long time ago and over the past decade, as more funding became available, it became two teams. The Urban Outreach Team supports you if you live in Alice Springs and the Remote Outreach Team supports you if you live in remote communities in Central Australia and the tri-state area of Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland.
Both the Urban and Remote Teams work closely with other services in Alice Springs, to provide a strong support network to women experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence. The Outreach Program believes in early intervention – working with women and their children.
The Outreach Team has a private office in the centre of Alice Springs where women are welcome to drop in any time between 9am and 4pm weekdays. If you live in Alice Springs, but can’t visit our Outreach office, let us know and someone from the Urban Outreach Team can come to visit you.
If you are a local service provider or health worker, you can also complete this referral form to make sure women get the support they need.
The Outreach Program is free for all women and their children, who are experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence. If you need help or support call us on (08) 8953 7648.