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5 Sep. 2019

Youth Indigenous Alcohol and other Drugs Resource Development Tender

The Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NTPHN) has released a tender for Youth Indigenous Alcohol and other Drugs Resource Development on tenderlink. 

NTPHN is undertaking an Expression of Interest (EOI) for organisations either independently or jointly (e.g. in group /consortium arrangements) to undertake a project to develop and produce resources for use in the delivery of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) programs targeted at young people from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background.  

It is recognised that, for the AOD sector, there is a clear need to differentiate treatment modalities and resources for young people from that of the adult cohort.  Young people require different forms of engagement, flexible treatment models and a focus on education, prevention and resilience building. 

Remote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander youth in the NT statistically demonstrate focal priorities that are unique from other jurisdictions in Australia.  Rates of alcohol and other drug misuse, volatile substance usage and neurodevelopmental disability occur at significantly increased rates in this demographic relative to the rates in the general population.  As such there is a need to produce resources and activities that respond specifically to the needs of this client cohort.  There is a need to undertake new and updated resource development to ensure resources maintain relevance and remain available.   

Organisations and individuals who can demonstrate the ability and capacity to undertake a project that will result in the development of AOD resources relevant to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Youth populations across the Northern Territory are invited to apply.  

Applicants that demonstrate strong connections, as well as relationships with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities organisations and service providers, will be highly regarded.   
NT PHN welcomes consortium applications. 

Maximum funding available for any individual organisation is $100,000 (GST exclusive). 

Please note this EOI is only open to organisations or individuals located in the NT.

For more information, please view the EOI document here and the conditions of tender document here.

Please contact Jasmyne Berry if you have difficulty accessing tenderlink on 08 8982 1092 or email