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How Mental Health Affects the NT

Did you know that mental health conditions contribute to 16.3% of burden of disease in the Northern Territory? This is compared with 7.4% (NTCOSS, 2019). NT residents also experience the highest rate of mental health related emergency department visits nationally.

Recently, the Northern Territory Government released a six-year Mental Health Strategic Plan to create community awareness and support stronger services to protect and promote positive mental health around the Territory. The report covers six priority areas that the government will be focusing on as well as some interesting reading on a range of mental health related topics.

A copy of this strategic plan it attached here.

NT Mental Health Strategic Plan 2019 - 2025

Do you need emergency help?

NT Mental Health Line

Ph: 1800 682 288


Ph: 13 11 14

Emergency Services

Ph: 000

Kids Helpline

Ph: 1800 55 1800

Suicide Call Back Service

Ph: 1300 659 467


Ph: 1800 650 890