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Changes to Strong Steps Services (COVID-19)

Strong Steps is working hard to ensure that we continue to support people in our community while also taking precautions to protect the health of our clients, staff and community.

To assist with this, we will be delivering all counselling sessions via telephone or video call from tomorrow, 25th March 2020 until further notice.

Please call us if you would like to discuss these changes. If you are a current clients of Strong Steps, our staff will be in contact to help you transition to phone or video counselling.

During this time we remain committed to providing Strong Steps Counselling services to the Northern Territory.


Strong Steps is a pilot initiative from CAAPS Aboriginal Corporation and Amity Community Services Inc. Strong Steps is funded by the Northern Territory Primary Health Network through the Methamphetamine, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services funding. Strong Steps was proposed as an opportunity to meet the AOD service needs for people in Darwin’s rural areas.

What does Strong Steps do?

Strong steps is a flexible service that provides:​

  • Counselling
  • Assessment and Screening
  • Brief Intervention
  • Referral
  • Information

All Strong Steps counsellors are highly experienced and qualified in providing AOD services with a culturally diverse approach.

How can I access Strong Steps?

Strong Steps is a drop-in service, which means that you can visit anytime during business hours, although appointments can be arranged if required. We offer a comfortable family friendly environment and Strong Steps services are free of charge.

Call us on (08) 89 833 413 or visit us at Shop 3/465 Stuart Highway, Coolalinga, NT.

Strong Steps office hours are Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, and Friday 1pm to 5pm​

Download the Strong Steps brochure here.

Referral Forms

You can complete the online form by clicking the link below or contact us for a printed form.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Strong Steps is a free service.

How old do I need to be to access Strong Steps?

Strong Steps is available for people 13 years or older.

What if I cant make it into the service?

Strong Steps can provide phone counselling, advice and information to people if required. Phone counselling is also available to people who may be in other areas outside of Darwin or in prison.

What if I don’t use alcohol or other drugs?

Strong Steps can support people with information, education and counselling to assist them if they are effected by someone else’s substance use. Strong Steps can also assist you to find other services that can meet your needs.