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Children and Families

We provide tailored, flexible assistance and a range of support for children and youth, aged 0-18, along with families, caregivers and support networks who are dealing with mental health issues.

You and your family are in the centre of our care plans, where we listen, support and identify your strengths to help you build on your goals and enhance overall wellbeing so that you can live a full and valued life.

What does this service provide?

  • Respect—for you and your family
  • Privacy—access to any information provided to our team is limited within the team
  • Support— for you, your children and your family to build a safe, nurturing environment through intervention, connecting or referring you to other services and through developmental stages e.g. feeding, sleeping and education
  • Opportunities – to participate alongside other families in a range of ‘meet and greet’ events and culturally appropriate community outreach. Such as mental health promotion/education and community development activities, including general group work with children, young people and their families/carers

Where can I access this service?

We provide a home visiting service for families in the Palmerston/Litchfield and Katherine areas. We also have a Family and Youth Service in Gunbalanya.

Next Steps

Call us and ask about how you can access support.


Child & Family Wellbeing

The Child and Family Wellbeing Service works in partnership with families to support children and young people, who are showing early signs of, or are at risk of developing mental illness.

What does this service provide?

  • Short term immediate assistance for families who require direct support, information and referrals.
  • Intensive, long term, early intervention support for children and young people including identification of needs, practical family assistance and outreach support.
  • Community outreach and development activities

How will this service help my child and my family?

Many factors contribute to recovery including a safe home and strong relationships. This service is provided to support families to become strong and healthy. To provide the tools to help your family to build a safe, nurturing environment and improve your child's wellbeing so that they can participate in their community and reach their full potential.

Child & Family Wellbeing services can be accessed at Palmerston, Katherine, and Gunbalanya.

Get in touch

To find out more about Children and Families services, please fill out the enquiry form below.

What services are you interested in?

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