Your Emotional Recovery
Information, referral, crisis support and counselling
The Victim Support (VS) team will help all victims of any crime committed across the Northern Territory who require emotional or case management support. In delivering these services we utilise our research informed Service Delivery and Therapeutic Practice Models to provide personalised support to help victims work toward emotional stabilisation, recovery and post traumatic growth.
Your safety is key. It’s important that you are safe. Seek support from safe and trusted people.
Reach out to people around you that you can ask for support. You might find it hard to ask, but with the help of others you’ll begin to feel better quicker than dealing with it on your own.
This could be a friendly listening ear, someone that can simply sit with you, or just knowing that someone is there for you.
You may feel a range of emotions including, anger, worry, stress, sadness, frustration or despair.
These feelings may be quite strong for a couple of days. It is important that you acknowledge what you are feeling is normal given what you have experienced.
If you become concerned about your thoughts and feelings, Victims of Crime NT are here to help you and your family.
Nice deep and slow breathing can be helpful. Follow this step-by-step box beathing/four-square breathing technique to help manage your feelings: https://camhsprofessionals.co.uk/2021/03/31/box-breathing-four-square-breathing-technique-
Support networks for you could be family, friends, or professional services.
There are many 24 hour/weekend support services available, these include:
- NT Mental Health line – 1800 682 288
- TeamTalk NT – 1300 780 081
- 13YARN – 13 92 76
- Lifeline – 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636
- 1800Respect – 1800 737 732
- MensLine – 1300 78 99 78
Would you like to be contacted by one of our specialist team members at Victims of Crime NT? This will generally occur on the next business day after your request. Click Here