Recovery Together

A free peer education and recovery program for people who experience mental health, alcohol, or drug related issues.

Recovery Together is an evidence-based program under development by the NT Lived Experience Network for people who experience mental health, alcohol, or drug related issues.

Recovery Together will be delivered by peers – people with their own lived experience of related issues and recovery, who have been trained to deliver the program.

The NT Lived Experience Network has been funded by the NT Primary Health Network to develop and trial Recovery Together in the Greater Darwin region.

As part of the trial, a limited number of Recovery Together programs will be delivered between October 2022 and March 2023.

Submit your Expression of Interest for Recovery Together

Submit your preferences for participating in future Recovery Together programs by filling in our online survey or getting in touch with us directly.

Programs will be delivered in either the evenings or on the weekend to support participation for people who cannot attend during business hours.  We want to know your preference for the day of the week that sessions will be scheduled and location (Darwin/Palmerston).

Register your interest:

Recovery Together Flyer

Co-Design Workshop - 24th September 2022

We would like people with lived experience of mental health and/or alcohol or drug related issues to join us for a public Co-Design Workshop.  At the Co-Design Workshop we would like you to provide your thoughts and views about the Recovery Together program’s design, planned activities and how we can best evaluate it.

Co-Design Workshop

  • Date: Saturday the 24th of September, 2022
  • Time:  1 pm to 4 pm
  •  Venue: Response Employment and Training, 3/66 Coonawarra Road, Winnellie

To Register (or for further info):

Co-Design Workshop Flyer

What to expect at Recovery Together

Recovery Together will provide a safe and confidential space for people to develop skills which support recovery. 

Topics will include:

  • Understanding mental health, distress, substance misuse & the relationship between them
  • An exploration of recovery and ways to support your own recovery
  • Identifying your triggers and developing strategies to respond
  • An exploration of values – what is important to you, now and into the future
  • Understanding the Stages of Change and how to work toward lasting change
  • How to effectively communicate your needs and rights
  • How to respond to stigma and discrimination
  • How to ‘navigate the system’ and find the support you need when you need it

Participation in Recovery Together will be FREE and all program resources and materials will be provided. Food and refreshments will be provided too.  

Source of image ‘reaching hands’: Tari-Keresztes, N., Smith, J. & Gupta, H., (2021): Follow-up Evaluation of the Peer-Led Education Pilot in Darwin. Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research