MIFANT support program provides individual, group and peer support for families and carers of people with a mental illness.

Individual Support

While caring for someone with a mental illness, there are often times when you may need someone just to listen to what is happening in your life. Our support staff are able to listen to your concerns and when appropriate, guide you appropriate services and support to assist you at that time. You may need someone to support you through a first or recent episode of mental illness or perhaps you require information on a mental illness or service or need advice as to where to get help for the person you love. MIFA(NT) will provide you with the support you need or find or find someone who can. To book an appointment to see one of our support staff, please call our Darwin or Alice Springs office.

Group and Peer Support

MIFA(NT) offers a number of peer support groups in Darwin, Palmerston and the Rural area and Alice Springs. These programs provide carers and family of someone with a mental illness the opportunity to share first hand stories and information. It is agreed by many carers that “there's nothing more powerful than hearing about the impact of mental illness "from those who have lived it".

For information about times and dates of support groups please refer to our Carer Calendar’s.


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. 


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2/273 Bagot Rd,
Coconut Grove, NT 0810

PO Box 40556,
Casuarina NT 0811

P: (08) 8948 1051
Freecall: 1800 985 944 
F: (08) 8948 2473


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