Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services

All programs start from a position of cultural sensitivity and respect to ensure community members experiencing psychological distress, mental illness and life challenges have good access to services. From this point our unit provides individual services on the basis of referral from GP services or self-referral.

The unit often undertakes population level responses to intervention or prevention, and is also continually involved in the promotion of socially and emotionally healthy lifestyles in accordance with the social and emotional wellbeing frameworks.

Wellbeing program

The Wellbeing program is the best place to come for help with any of the following (and more):

  • Grief and loss
  • Having a hard time coping
  • Family violence
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Mental Health/Psychological Services

The Mental health/ psychological services program is where you may be referred by a health professional for support if you need some extra support and counselling.

Wellbeing Unit operating hours

Monday – 8:30 am to 4pm
Tuesday – 8:30 am to 4pm
Wednesday – 8:30 am to 11:30am
Thursday – 8:30 am to 4pm
Friday – 8:30 am to 4pm

Clients in Crisis

Wurli Wellbeing Unit
If you need support, please contact us immediately on (08) 89 729 180 or call

Katherine Mental Health
8973 8724

Lifeline
13 11 14
https://www.lifeline.org.au

Beyond Blue
1300 22 4636

https://www.beyondblue.org.au

Clients contacting us in a crisis during business hours will be supported and referred to the Katherine District Hospital and Katherine Mental Health Team for crisis assessment.

Where you can find us

We are located upstairs at the Pandanas Plaza, 15/25 First Street, Katherine.

To contact us during work hours

Ring 89 729 180 to speak to a wellbeing worker, arrange an appointment or arrange transport

How to see us

You can phone and ask to talk to one of our specially trained staff, including requesting a home visit

You can come to the main reception during our operating hours and ask to see the Wellbeing Unit team especially, or you can talk to staff in the main clinic as well with any social and emotional health matters

We have comfortable and private rooms where you can come and talk

We will send out reminder letters and messages to you when you or your children are due for an appointment or other type of follow up care

Client support services

We have male and female Social and Emotional Support Workers who are specifically trained in social and emotional wellbeing. We can come and see you in your home, community or another place where you prefer. They or our Transport/Community Liaison Officers can help you get to and from our rooms here at the Pandanas Plaza, 15/25 First Street and other appointments.

Please ring 89 729 180 to organise.

Our team

Our Wellbeing team are staffed by a Psychologist, Mental Health nurses, Social and Emotional Support Workers and Community Based Workers who have a strong background in Aboriginal wellbeing and mental health.

This program is provided with the assistance of

Our Wellbeing Program is funded by the Australian Government through the IAS; and the NTML through the MRHSSA program, and the Family Support Program through the NT Department of Children and Families