Emotional and psychological support

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief and worry during and after an emergency.

Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel.

Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help you think clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself and your family.

Self-care during an emergency will help your long-term healing.

Free Counselling Services

The Northern Territory Government provides free confidential stress-related counselling services during a declared disaster.

These are available through Employee Assistance Services Australia.

For counselling services in the Top End, call (08) 8941 1752.

For counselling services in the Katherine region, call (08) 8941 1752.

For counselling services in Central Australia, call (08) 8953 4225.

24 Hour Support

If you, or someone you care about, feel overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, you can talk to someone.

For 24-hour support, you can call:

For emergency help for a person experiencing a mental health crisis or who needs mental health advice or support:

If you or someone you are with is in imminent danger, call 000.

Get more mental health information or 24-hour support services on the Northern Territory Government website.

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