Support Services for health professionals - Useful Links

Useful Links for Health Professionals

NT PHN recognises the importance of health and wellbeing for health professionals across the Northern Territory. See the list of organisations that offer support and assistance for you and your family.

Crisis Care Services

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, feeling at risk of attempting suicide or concerned about someone's wellbeing, contact these services in the first instance.

Contact details

Lifeline (crisis support, 24/7) 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service (professional telephone crisis support) 1300 659 467
Suicide Prevention Australia (24hr crisis phone support) 1800 465 366
Northern Territory Crisis Assessment Telephone Triage Service (24/7 telephone triage service in the NT) 1800 682 288
Crisis Care Unit (counselling and practical help for individuals and families in any type of crisis) 13 16 11
Samaritans Crisis Line (24hr crisis line and youth crisis line)

1800 198 313
Buisiness hours: 08 9388 2500

For ALL health professionals and families

beyondblue (info about anxiety and depression) 1300 224 636
headspace Darwin (early intervention mental health services to 12 to 25 year olds) 1800 659 388 or (08) 8931 5999
SANE Australia (info about mental illness and referral) 1800 18 SANE (7263)
Defence Force (Support for current and former service people) 1800 624 608
CRANAplus Bush Support Services (for all remote health workers/service providers and their families) 1800 805 391
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Black Dog Institute (self-help tools, resources and videos) Visit website
Hearts in Healthcare (website promoting a world wide movement to increase compassion in health care) Visit website
Kids Help Line (24hrs service for young people ages 5 to 25 year olds) 1800 551 800
Relationships Australia (relationship support services for individuals, families and communities) Visit website
Griefline (counselling service for people suffering grief) 1300 659 467
Mensline Australia (24/7 online support, information and referral service) 1300 789 978
National Hope Line (suicide prevention and bereavement support) 1300 467 354

For Doctors

Doctors Health NT (24/7 support line, book an appointment with a GP) (08) 8366 0250
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Doctors' Health Services Pty Ltd (co-ordinates the delivery of health advisory and referral services for doctors and medical students across Australia) Visit website
Creative Doctors (community for creative doctors to connect) Visit website
RACP Support Program (support mechanisms for the wellbeing of Fellows and trainees) Visit website
Thinkwell (psychological and educational research to assist high achievers to obtain maximum productivity) Visit website

For Nurses

Nursing and Midwifery Support (24/7 national support service for nurses & midwives providing access to confidential advice and referral) 1800 667 877
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Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) Visit website

For Pharmacists

Pharmacists' Support Service (support helpline for Australian pharmacists, pharmacy interns and pharmacy students)

1300 244 910
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If there is an organisation which is not listed above and may be useful for health professionals, contact communication@ntphn.org.au to submit your request.