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Northern Territory

Northern Territory

The ‘NT’ or the Northern Territory is 1.421 million km² with less than half a million people living here.  To give some scope it’s twice the size of California but California has nearly 50 million people. That is 0.06% of California’s population in twice the space.

This means travelling vast distances at times to respond to a request for support or training.  This transportation has involved planes small and large, lifting off from red dirt airstrips in remote islands and communities, long distance by vehicle and occasionally on some rough roads and even travel by boat.

We now have trained across the NT support team members in Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.  In the NT StandBy partners with Thirilli and works alongside the National Indigenous Postvention service where we have advocates in Darwin and Alice Springs.  StandBy also conducts training across the region to support those who support the bereaved.  We are ever mindful that our small population is highly impacted by every loss, given the size of many of our communities.  Many people know someone impacted by suicide and so, support is so important to the entirety of our community.

Coordinator Joan Washington

24/7 Phone 1300 727 247

Joan.w@thirrili.com.au

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StandBy acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live. Our staff recognise the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community and their continuing connection to land and water, and pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging.

Our organisation is a place where human rights are respected and people of diverse genders and sexual orientation are welcomed and supported.

If you or someone you know is in need of immediate support please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 000.

StandBy – an initiative funded by the Australian Government.
Post Suicide Support – an initiative funded by the NSW Government
StandBy is a program of Youturn Limited.