Welcome to the NT Mental Health Coalition

The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC) is the peak body for community managed (NGO) mental health sector in the Northern Territory. The NTMHC has a network of around 200 individuals, organisations and stakeholders including a membership of about 35 organisations across the Northern Territory. The NT Mental Health Coalition is a full member of the Mental Health Australia (MHA) and a founding member of Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA). NTMHC engages and consults regularly with the NGO community mental health sector, its’ members and stakeholders through workshops, surveys, forums, one on one discussions, social media, events such as Mental Health Week promotion, phone and email contact.

2017 Mental Health Week Community Survey

In 2017 as part of Mental Health Week activities the Mental Health Coalition (Coalition) invited the
Northern Territory Community to provide feedback about their experiences of the mental health
services, programs or the systems in the Territory, as well as people’s perspectives on priority areas
for system improvement, the survey was conducted two ways, face to face and online through the
support of NT Council of Social Services (NTCOSS), Association of Alcohol & Other Drug Agencies
(AADANT) and NT Shelter’s newsletters.

Participants were able to complete either a hard copy version, face to face at the Mental Health
Week Launch in Raintree Park or through an online survey. The responses were collated by the

The Purpose of the survey was to provide community feedback to the Department of Health to assist
and highlight issues within the Community and to support any future planning and decision-making
by the Department.

The survey responses were collated into a report by the Coalition and presented at a meeting of the
Northern Territory Mental Health Coordination Committee in December 2017.

To read the survey report click here


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The NT PHN Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment

The NT PHN Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment

This template must be used to submit the Primary Health Network’s (PHN’s) Needs Assessment report to the Department of Health (the Department) by 30 March 2016 as required under Item E.5 of the Standard Funding Agreement with the Commonwealth.

Download the pdf: The NT PHN Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Roundtables: Developing a Model of Stepped Care in the Northern Territory.
click here

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2018/2019 Federal Budget

Liz Crowther,Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) President welcomes measures in the 2018/2019 Federal Budget. There are still questions around how the measures will work in practice. To view the CMHA Budget media release click here

Mental Health Australia (MHA) welcomes important new investments in mental health programs and services. To view the Mental Health Australia Budget Summary click here



2nd Annual Mental Health & NDIS Conference

Mental Health Policy, Practice & Reform:
Getting It Right In A Time Of Change

31 October – 1 November 2018
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
For more information click here



For a link to the accredited Mental Health First Aid instructors in the Northern Territory click here
For a link to accredited Mental Health First Aid instructors Nationwide click here

Invitation to join free Online Peer Support Forums

– in partnership with SANE Australia Click on the banner to go directly to the SANE forum web page. The SANE Forums are a safe, anonymous online community for people living with mental illness and their families, friends and carers. Thousands of Australians use the Forums everyday to support each other and share their experiences. SANE Australia is inviting NTMHC members to join this free program, simply by integrating the service into their websites. These partnerships with community mental health organisations are vital for reaching the Forums into metropolitan, regional and rural communities around Australia, as well as providing users with diverse expertise, information, resources and referrals.  To express interest in the program, please contact: Syl Jenson Partnership Manager – SANE Australia M: 0416 811 272 E: sylvia.jenson@sane.org

SANE Australia recently conducted a survey asking Australians how they wanted mental illness to be represented in images.  The survey included six iStock images from Getty Images and researchers from SANE developed questions to accompany them.

With over 5,000 participants, the majority of those having a lived experience of mental illness, the survey results gave a clear indication of the types of images that contribute to stigma and which images portray a fair and accurate representation of living with a mental illness.  Read More