Our Work – Current
Gambling Harm Minimisation and Education Program
Amity works in the gambling area focusing on providing projects and services based on evidence to reduce harms relating to gambling. The range of projects and services enables Amity to work with people, families and communities across the Territory.
Some of the ways we work in this program include
counselling services for people and concerned others experiencing problems with gambling. Amity’s business hours telephone number is (08) 8944 6565
managing the 24hr Gambling Helpline – 1800 858 858
providing information and education on gambling harms and self-help strategies
building capacity throughout the Northern Territory through community education and development
creating health promotion resources and public health campaigns
Aboriginal Town Communities Program
Amity works with people and families from three Aboriginal Town Communities in the greater Darwin area.
Working alongside people, families and community leaders remains key to this project as we draw from and enhance community strengths that are already present.
The project works towards
building resilience, health literacy and health and well-being
reducing harms from drugs, inhalants, tobacco and alcohol
increasing participation and re-connection to cultural activities
providing support and referral pathways for people and families across a range of services including housing, income support, educational and judicial systems
working with retailers around volatile substances (inhalants) and relevant supply, harm and demand reduction strategies
Illicit Drug and Counselling Referral Awareness Program
This program is a long running program at Amity and works in the greater Darwin region with aims of increasing referral pathways and to understand peoples experience when accessing treatment services.
The program provides a range of services including
counselling and brief interventions
social marketing and health promotion campaigns
participation at health and wellbeing events and activities
promotion of referral pathways into treatment options