Darwin Indigenous Men's Services (DIMS)

The Darwin Indigenous Men's Service (DIMS) started as a men’s service in 2005, primarily as a Family Violence Prevention and Healing program under Darwin Aboriginal & Islander Women’s Shelter (DAIWS). DAIWS has long-supported supported men’s programs to assist Indigenous men improve their social and emotional wellbeing and prevent family violence from occurring and re-occurring. DIMS is a now a not for profit organisation previously incorporated under the Northern Territory Associations ACT, on the 16 June 2017. DIMS transferred over to Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) on the 25 March 2019. The Management Committee consists of all Indigenous men living in the Darwin Region. The organisation has Indigenous male staff delivering programs and services to Indigenous male clients to help improve their social and emotional well-being. The goals of DIMS include: - To provide a safe place where men can seek support to deal with or heal from issues such as grief, loss and trauma. - To provide mentoring, support, case management and outreach services for men that may assist to strengthen their wellbeing and independence. - To provide counselling and education programs for men to strengthen their social and emotional wellbeing. - To provide therapeutic and educative groups for men to address family and relationship issues, including family and domestic violence, conflict resolution and fatherhood. - To provide healing and cultural activities to improve men’s wellbeing and strengthen cultural identity. - To provide a safe and supportive service for males to heal and develop positive relationship skills, where they are encouraged to embrace changes that work towards building strong, healthy relationships, families and communities. DIMS is a growing and vibrant service that supports Indigenous men and their families to thrive and prosper. It is particularly deserving of a Men's Health Equity Award.

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