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New headspace satellite service opens in Burnie

Young Tasmanians living in the Burnie region now have greater access to mental health support with the opening of a brand new headspace satellite service in their local community. The new headspace Burnie satellite service will offer mental health, alcohol and other drug, and education and vocational support, and mean young people aged between 12-25…

First steps towards an adult mental health centre for Launceston

The Australian Government is funding a trial of eight adult mental health centres across Australia, with one to be established in each state and territory. Launceston has been chosen as the location for the Tasmanian centre, which will aim to improve access to mental health and related support services for Tasmanians in the local area;…

A new, shared approach to Tasmania’s mental health plan

Key players in Tasmania’s health system have come together to evolve and strengthen the state’s mental health plan, taking stock of key achievements and highlighting new areas of focus for the years ahead. Rethink 2020 is a collaboration between Primary Health Tasmania, the Tasmanian Department of Health, and the Tasmanian Health Service, and represents a…

Strengthened headspace Devonport service a step towards better youth mental health outcomes

The recent opening of a full headspace centre in Devonport is a significant step towards securing better mental health outcomes for young people in Tasmania’s north west. That’s according to Rebecca Wells, an Ulverstone local, and one of the young north west headspace volunteers who helped shape the new-and-improved site. Doors opened at the new…

Career opportunity: Adult mental health centre project manager

Primary Health Tasmania is looking for a project manager to lead the establishment and support the embedding of an adult mental health centre within the broader mental health system in Launceston. Find out more via our careers portal.

Latest issue of Primary Health Matters out now!

The latest edition of Primary Health Tasmania’s twice-yearly magazine, Primary Health Matters, is out now! This edition explores the COVID-19 response, from talking to health workers on the testing frontline and those making personal protective equipment, to hearing from Primary Health Tasmania’s commissioned providers about the experience of providing care during a pandemic. At the…