Mental Health Week 2018: Pathways, prevention and real-life success stories
Posted on October 8, 2018
Mental Health Week runs from 7-13 October, and this year the theme is: Stronger Together.
It’s an important message to get across, given almost half of all Australians experience some form of mental health problem at some time in their life.
For us, the theme of “stronger together” highlights the role we can all play protecting the social and emotional wellbeing of ourselves and others, whether we’re directly involved in primary healthcare or not.
With that in mind, these are just some of the resources, stories and training opportunities we have recently made available to help Tasmanian health workers and community members build their knowledge and awareness of mental health:
- a new suicide risk Tasmanian HealthPathway to guide clinicians caring for people at risk of suicide
- free online education training to teach people the warning signs of a suicide crisis, called QPR (Question, Persuade, Respond) Gatekeeper Training
- the story of a local headspace Hobart client, whose life has been turned around with their support.
You can also find all the key information about our commissioned mental health services on Our Services Portal – a new, searchable database of Primary Health Tasmania’s commissioned programs.
Please note, Primary Health Tasmania does not offer health services, crisis, or emergency support.
Your regular general practitioner/doctors surgery should always be your first point of call if you need medical or mental health care.
In an emergency, call Triple 000 for Ambulance, Fire or Police.
For health advice on health services open at night, public holidays and weekends, visit the Tas After Hours website.
The following helplines are also available for urgent assistance:
- Mental Health Services Helpline (DHHS) 1800 332 388
- Lifeline Crisis Help 13 11 14
- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
- Drug and Alcohol Counselling (DHHS – Afterhours) 1800 811 994
- Poison Information Centre 13 11 26