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Carpe Diem Community Services Welcomes You

Your Darwin Local Mental Health and Disability Service Provider - Here to Guide You

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”

Sigmund Freud

Embrace new beginnings

A Bit About Carpe Diem


Carpe Diem is a Latin phrase meaning "seize the day". The original saying was used to encourage someone to make the most of the present, rather than dwelling and worrying about the past or the future.

Locally owned and operated, Carpe Diem's mission is to provide a personalised and flexible range of services to people in the Darwin area with disabilities and high support needs. We strive to maximise potential and increase opportunities for participation in all areas of community life. We believe in ability and see potential and opportunity to enhance lifestyle in every moment. We are committed to ensure that our participants live every day to the fullest.

Working hand in hand we will assist you and your family to plan for the future so you can enjoy the moment and live your life the way you want it to be.

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Our Vision and Values

We have a vision of a world where people accept, respect and embrace individual differences and human rights principles.

We believe that every person has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world.

We believe in a person-centred philosophy that respects the rights of people and ensures that each person is fully integrated in their community. Carpe Diem trusts in trauma-informed care and practice, a strengths-based framework, which is grounded in the understanding of , and responsiveness to, the impact of trauma.

Carpe Diem recognises the prevalence of trauma and its effect on the emotional, psychological and social well-being of poeple and communities and includes a psycho-social and a recovery focus in their daily supports and services.

To  Achieve our Vision, we are committed to uphold our values, which are deeply embedded in every aspects of our operation and service delivery

Unconditional Positive Regards

We accept and support every individual, regardsless of what they say or do, especially  in the context of a person-centred philosophy

Authenticity, Honesty and Integrity

In every aspect of our operation, every action we take, in every word we say and in everything we create


We are here to understand your world, your views, your desires and needs. We understand what others are going through and are here to help


We show people they are important to us and the community by what we do and say

For everything that we do or don't do we are accountable


We create and respond to innovation practices that will enable our people to flourish.


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