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Find & Connect Support Service
Relationships Australia NT is part of the national network of Find & Connect Support Services and is delivering support to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants in the Northern Territory. Relationships Australia NT will assist those people who were in care in Australia from the 1920s to 1989 to:
- Access personalised support and counselling and, where possible, help you to obtain your personal records, trace your history and understand why you were placed into care
- Connect with other services and support networks that may assist you at this time in your life
- Reconnect with family, if this is possible
1800 16 11 09 (free call)
About the 1800 number
The function of the 1800 telephone number is to provide frontline support to care leavers or their representatives, to point care leavers in the right direction for finding their records or searching for family. It will also link care leavers with support and counselling within the Find & Connect Service network, or with other agencies.
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Other Support groups and Services
Adoption Unit, Department of Children and Families NT
Provides a range of services to individuals who were not raised by their biological families. Services include access to records, research into family history and supportive counselling. These services are free and are confidential.
Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN)
A national network and advocacy group for care leavers and Forgotten Australians, providing information, understanding and emotional support.
Telephone: 1800 008 774
Child Migrants Trust
Provides a range of social work services for former Child Migrants, including counselling, research into family history and support for family reunions.The Child Migrants Trust is an international organisation with offices in Melbourne, Perth and the UK.
Telephone: (03) 9815 2022 [Melbourne] (08) 9472 7582 [Perth]
Alliance for Forgotten Australians (AFA)
A national alliance of existing groups and individuals that promotes the needs of Forgotten Australians.
Telephone: (02) 6273 4885
Connects and empowers children and young people (25 years and under) who are now or who have been in out-of-home care, and provides an independent voice for these children and young people. CREATE Foundation is a national organisation with offices in each state.
Telephone: (08) 8981 7513 [Darwin]
Link-Up organisations help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people separated from their families under the past laws, practices and policies of Australian governments, to undertake family tracing and family reunions with counselling support. In the Northern Territory Link-Up services are provided by the Central Australian Stolen Generations & Families Aboriginal Corporation and the NT Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation.
Central Australian Stolen Generations & Families Aboriginal Corporation
Telephone: 08 8953 3899
NT Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation
Telephone: 08 8981 7900
mindhealthconnect is a website launched in July 2012 as part of the Australian Government's National E-Mental Health Strategy. It is designed to be a 'first step' to finding support and resources to meet your needs.
You can use mindhealthconnect's "Guided Search" to find information and resources targeted to your personal situation, and to get in touch with relevant services. When using the Guided Search, you can answer a range of optional questions about yourself and how you're feeling – your answers are then used to connect you to the most relevant resources (including fact sheets, audio/visual resources, online communities and organisations).
A national non government peak body which advocates on behalf of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
Telephone: (03) 9489 8099