Counselling & Support Services
CatholicCare NT – Children and Youth Counselling
Our counselling service is for young people who have experienced family violence or trauma. Counselling focuses on strengths and family relationships.
How we help
Counselling sessions are delivered in flexible locations based on the client’s needs. Our counsellors use a range of approaches and tools that are suitable for children and youth.
Is there a cost?
A sliding fee scale can apply. Fees can be waived if financial hardship.
CatholicCare NT – DAISY Program
The DAISY program works with youth and their families to address the impact of alcohol and other drugs in their lives. We help young people to reduce harm related behaviours from alcohol and other drugs misuse.
The program is aimed at young people aged between 12 and 19 years old who use, or are affected by, alcohol and other drugs. We help them change their behaviours and understand the impact that alcohol and other drugs misuse has on their life.
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.
Dementia Australia NT
A peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.
Carer Education Program
Carer education is designed to support family carers in their caring role. By learning about dementia and its impacts on the person with dementia, participants will have a better understanding of the effects of the disease.
These presentations promote risk reduction and increase public awareness about memory loss with community education sessions delivered direct to various community groups. All groups are welcome and specific topics can be catered for.
Designed for Aged Care Workers employed in residential, community and flexible aged care services, the Dementia Care Essentials III and Dementia Care Essentials IV Advanced provides quality training in, and workforce assessment of Competency in CHCAC319A and CHCAC416A.
The major goal of the Service Access Liaison Officer (SALO) is to deliver dementia information and risk reduction strategies to people within rehabilitation or correctional facilities within the NT. The program incorporates the Your Brain Matters 5 simple steps to maximise your brain health https://www.yourbrainmatters.org.au
Stepping Out Program
These groups provide a weekly Day Respite Service to families of people with dementia. Group attendance encourages the maintenance of skills and abilities within a social context.
The social support program provides group-based and individualised practical help for people with memory problems who live alone, may not have family or social support locally and are not receiving community aged care packages.
Carer Support Groups
Designed to support carers, these groups offer opportunities to network with other carers, share experiences and develop new skills.
Living with Memory Loss
This comprehensive information and support program is for people who have recently been diagnosed with memory loss or dementia and their family member or friends.
Come along and join in, this group invites members of the general public to engage in a variety of stimulating mental exercises, puzzles and games designed to maintain and sharpen cognitive abilities and memory.
Safe Return Program
A unique program, it can give peace of mind if the person you care for tends to wander from home. This program is conducted in partnership with the NT Police.
YOUNGER ONSET DEMENTIA KEY WORKER PROGRAM
Dementia can occur at any age.The YODKW program provides individual support and services to improve the quality of life of those living with younger onset dementia, their families and carers. The program can assist a person to obtain a diagnosis, navigate and understand services, including the NDIS, and prepare organisations to meet the unique needs of this group.
Relate, Motivate, Rehabilitate
This service is a fee paying service whereby Dementia Australia NT can provide sessions of individual social support for people with dementia who are currently residing in hospital or a residential care facility.
Marie Gray Library, Darwin and Hazel Hawke Library, Alice Springs
Dementia Australia NT maintains two specialist libraries including books, research papers, journals, magazines and DVDs. Become a member of Dementia Australia to access library resources.
Advocacy and Your Rights
Be aware of your rights, be assured of our confidentiality and be supported at all times throughout your involvement with Dementia Australia NT.
Family and Children Enquiry Support (FACES)
FACES is a telephone hotline that offers information about and referrals to support services throughout the whole of the NT. This service can be accessed by anyone in the community from parents and carers to professionals, who are seeking advice on resources and services that can help support and empower families and children.
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.
Mission Australia – SPIN180 Youth Homelessness Program
The SPIN 180 program in Darwin supports young people who are at risk of homelessness or who have disengaged from school, education, employment or their family and community. The program aims to divert them away from homelessness and anti-social behaviour, which can have far-reaching impacts on their functioning in the community.
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.