Sacha King

Social worker and founder, Two Two One Mental Health Charity

2023 NT Local Hero

Darwin social worker Sacha King set up her own charity in 2019 after she noticed a lack of mental health services in the Northern Territory.

The region has almost twice the amount of mental health patients per capita than the Australian average and the lowest number of services.

Two Two One delivers accredited mental health training and community workshops to close gaps in the delivery of mental health services and education.

Sacha also organises events for young people around Darwin that create safe spaces where they can relax, share stories and access services and support.

The ‘GO (Girls Only) Night’ brings girls together with women from different backgrounds to connect and develop life skills, while the Darwin City Launch series offers local disadvantaged youth a sporting outlet on Saturday nights.

Sacha also coordinates events for the Annual Mental Health Week. Funds raised go to running mental health first aid courses in schools.