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New provider of free mental health services in southern Tasmania

Posted on May 13, 2022

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned The Crawley Clinic to deliver free psychological services to people living in southern Tasmania who have mild to moderate mental illness.

This includes people of any age with anxiety and depression and those who have self-harmed or are at heightened risk of suicide.

Referrals can be made by a GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician for up to 12 sessions with a mental health professional.

The services may be provided through face-to-face individual consultations, group therapy, telephone or online.

These Australian Government-funded services were provided by Relationships Australia (Tasmania) until May this year.

Primary Health Tasmania also commissions providers to deliver these services in north and north west Tasmania.

These services involve short-term psychological interventions for people with a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan or a referral from a psychiatrist or paediatrician. They are not for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

The Crawley Clinic will initially give priority to clients who were on the previous service provider’s waiting list, with increased service capacity from 1 July. 

Under the Australian Government’s Primary Health Networks program, Primary Health Tasmania commissions a number of organisations to deliver community-based mental health services for young people and adults around Tasmania. These services are across the continuum of care, from early intervention to services for people with complex and severe mental illness.

More information is available on Our Services Portal.