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Applications open for free death literacy and end-of-life mentoring

Posted on November 11, 2019

Primary Health Tasmania is one of 11 national Primary Health Networks to receive funding for the implementation of the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care Measure. The focus of Tasmania’s approach is to engage with communities to develop local compassionate communities of care that reflect community needs.

In Tasmania, the measure is being trialled in the Glamorgan Spring Bay, Circular Head and Waratah-Wynyard local government areas (LGAs). Community consultation in these areas has highlighted the need for greater community (family, friends, and carers) involvement in the management of individuals diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses who are receiving palliative, end-of-life, and bereavement care.

Primary Health Tasmania will fund up to 16 community members – eight from Glamorgan Spring Bay, and eight from Circular Head and Waratah-Wynyard – to undertake Preparing the Way: Death Literacy and End of Life Community Companion Mentoring in early 2020.

If you live in Glamorgan Spring Bay and are interested in finding out more, and applying, click here.

If you live in Waratah-Wynyard or Circular Head and are interested in finding out more, and applying, click here.

Find out more about Primary Health Tasmania’s work within palliative and end-of-life care here.

Applications close at 9am on Monday 25 November.