Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia Northern Territory - MIFA(NT)
Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (NT), MIFA(NT) is a non-government organisation providing services for people living with a mental illness and their carer’s and families.
What we do
If you have a mental illness and need support to get the most out of daily life we can help you manage your recovery. At MIFA(NT) we understand that a diagnosis of mental illness affects families and loved ones as well as the individual and we provide support, education, advocacy and respite for carers and families and friends. All our programs are delivered with the input and participation of people who themselves live with or are affected by mental illness.
Find the right support service
We can help you find the right support services whether you are an individual with mental illness or a carer or family member. We run a wide range of programs and services which include a drop in centre, support groups, one-to-one support, respite, therapeutic groups, information and education and advocacy.
We keep abreast of the latest research and treatments for mental illness and can help you with more than 30 fact sheets on mental illness. Titles include Understanding Schizophrenia, Understanding Bipolar Disorder, Understanding Depression, Be Loyal to Wellness, Cannabis and Psychosis, and That's What it's like to be a Carer. We also have a well-stocked library of resources and information about other services within your community.
We are committed to raising awareness that recovery from mental illness is possible. We aim to reduce discrimination and stigma around mental illness and we work with government, community groups and health services to promote understanding of mental illness and the rights of people with mental illness.
We are part of two national organisations of mental health service providers:
Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA). MIFA is a not-for-profit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organisation of people with serious mental illnesses, their families and friends.
Mental Health Carers Australia (MHCA) is the leading mental health carer support agency in Australia. MHCA services provide specialist mental health support to families, carers and their friends.