$3.9 million to support the Territory's drug and alcohol treatment services

Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN) is in the final stages of a Territory-wide needs assessment to inform an upcoming tender process for a total of $3.9 million to support drug and alcohol treatment services. The needs assessment is identifying needs and gaps in drug and alcohol treatment services to ensure services are commissioned where they are needed most.

NT PHN CEO, Nicki Herriot, said, “Ice and other drugs have had a real impact across the Northern Territory. NT PHN is tasked with coordinating treatment services and funding to maximise the sector’s capacity to respond to our community’s needs.”

“Our drug and alcohol work plan was endorsed by the Australian Government in October and we’re now in the final stages of our community needs assessment. Service providers from across the Territory will be able to apply for funding in the coming weeks. By taking a holistic view of the Territory, NT PHN can work with service providers to coordinate and develop services that truly meet a community’s needs. Together, we can work to stop the damage done by ice and other drugs.”

The funding is a result of the Australian Government Response to the National Ice Taskforce’s Final Report. The Australian Government, through NT PHN, has allocated $3.9 million over three years to support mainstream NT service providers to increase their capacity to provide drug and alcohol treatment services.

The tender process is expected to open before the end of November. Details will be published on the NT PHN website and shared with treatment service providers


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