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Adult Allied Health Team (AAHT)

Website: www.health.nt.gov.au
Telephone: 1800 139 656
Email: topendintake.ths@nt.gov.au
The Adult Allied Health Team is a tam of allied health professionals who work with adults and their families throughout the Darwin, Palmerston and rural regions. The team comprises of speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and support staff.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Website: www.aa.org.au
Telephone: 8948 5202 / 1300 222 222 (cost of a local call)
Email: aa.darwin@bigpond.com
Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. A Recovery Program and Support is also offered and the primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.

Alcohol and drug rehabilitation services

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Alzheimers’ Australia NT Inc

Website: www.fightdementia.org.au
Telephone: 8948 5228 / 1800 100 500 (free call)
Email: nt.admin.d@alzheimers.org.au
Alzheimer’s Australia  NT is the peak body for dementia services in the NT and provides support and education for people with dementia, their families and carers, health care professionals and the general public. Alzheimer’s Australia regularly conducts regular risk reduction programs.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis NT (AONT)

Website: www.aont.org.au
Telephone: 8948 5232 / 1800 011 041 (free call)
Email: info@aont.org.au
Provides information and support for people affected by arthritis and osteoporosis and/or related conditions. Information sheets, booklets, brochures and newsletters’ presentations and information stands at invitation; self-management courses and members’ support groups. Telephone and walk-in enquiries welcome.

Asthma Foundation NT

Website: www.asthmaaustralia.org.au
Telephone: 8981 6066 / 1800 278 642 (free call)
Email: asthmant@asthmant.org.au
The Asthma Foundation NT is a not for profit organisation which provides asthma education and support to people with asthma and related respiratory conditions.

Australian Mesothelioma Registry (AMR)

Website: www.mesothelioma-australia.com/home
Additonal Source: Cancer Council Australia – www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/types-of-cancer/mesothelioma.html
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the protective lining of the body cavities and internal organs, such as the lungs, heart and bowel. Asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma. This website also publishes links to Australian-based support services. More information about Mesothelioma is published by,

BreastScreen NT

Website: www.cancerscreening.gov.au
Telephone: 8922 6449 / 132 050 (free call)
BreastScreen Australia aims to reduce illness and health from breast cancer by actively recruiting and screening women aged 50-74 for early detection of the disease. Contact 135020 to make an appointment for your free 2 yearly mammogram.

Coeliac Disease Support Group

Telephone: 8927 4310
Email: wverus@bigpond.net.au
Provides advice to people diagnosed with Coeliac Disease and gluten intolerance. Also provides free gluten-free supermarket tours.

Continence Foundation of Australia

Website: www.continence.org.au
Telephone: Phone a nurse on 1800 33 00 66 for free advice.
National peak body promoting bladder and bowel health. The Continence Foundation of Australia’s vision is to have a community free of the stigma of incontinence. They provide information on funding, referral and products; and also offer free resources for individuals, carers and professionals to help treat bladder and bowel control problems.

Family Planning Welfare Association NT

Website: www.fpwnt.com.au
Telephone: 8948 0144
Email: admin@fpwnt.com.au
Offers safe and confidential clinics on sexual and reproductive health services, education and information.

Healthy Living NT

Website: www.healthylivingnt.org.au
Telephone: 8927 8488
Email: info@healthylivingnt.org.au
Education centre providing education on diabetes, nutrition, cardiac health as well as cardiac rehab classes. Healthy Living NT is the Northern Territory agent for the National Diabetes Services Scheme.

MS – Peer Support Group

Website: www.ms.asn.au
Telephone: 1800 812 311 (free call)
Email: assist@ms.asn.au
This support group is for people with MS in Darwin and surrounding areas.

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program NT Register

Website: www.cancerscreening.gov.au
Telephone: 8922 6407 / 1800 118 868 (free call)
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program aims to reduce illness and death from bowel cancer by offering people over the age of 50 a free screening test to complete in the privacy of their own home.

NT Cervical Screening Program and NT Pap Smear Register

Website: www.cancerscreening.gov.au
Telephone: 8922 6454 / 131 556 (free call)
Email: ntpapsmearregister.ths@nt.gov.au
The register records your confidential pap smear results and send sa reminder letter if you are overdue for your next pap smear.

Royal Darwin Hospital

Website: www.health.nt.gov.au/Hospitals/Royal_Darwin_Hospital
Telephone: 8922 8888
Provides acute hospital care, casualty department for emergencies and general and specialist outpatient clinics.

Quitting Smoking

Website: nt.gov.au/wellbeing/healthy-living/smoking/help-with-quitting
NT Quitline: Call 13 7848 (13 QUIT) Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 8pm, and Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm

You should talk to your doctor or general practitioner (GP) to find out about getting help to quit smoking. They can give you advice on nicotine replacement therapy and other medicine to help quit. Your doctor or GP can complete a Quitline referral form for a counsellor to call you at a convenient time.