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Tony’s Story

Cygnet local Tony Watson with South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation workers Margie (left) and Katherine (right). Tony Watson loves his footy. It’s a love the former North Hobart trainer passed on to his son, who followed his father’s boot-prints to the Cygnet Football Club. But one Saturday night about 15 years ago Tony got word…

Peter’s story

Pictured: (From left to right) No. 34 Aboriginal Health Service care coordinator Liam Stirrat, Penguin local Peter Hall and outreach worker Andrew Pearce. Looking at Peter Hall, you’d never guess this is the first time he’s been under 100 kilograms in almost 40 years. It’s been a long journey – featuring lots of bread getting…

Royal Flying Doctor Service new rural primary health provider in south

People with chronic health conditions living in three southern Tasmanian communities – the Huon Valley, Tasman and Bruny Island – will be able to access allied health services from the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania by early 2019. The Royal Flying Doctor Service will support locals with chronic congestive heart disease, chronic musculoskeletal conditions, chronic obstructive…

New issue of Primary Health Matters available

We’re pleased to unveil the November edition of our magazine, Primary Health Matters. This edition includes a wide range of stories – from one-on-one interviews with real Tasmanians who have overcome substance misuse, to local health workers enlisting digital solutions to deliver top-quality care. We also shine a spotlight on some of our valued commissioned…

Primary Health Tasmania welcomes national funding boost for headspace

Primary Health Tasmania welcomes the Australian Government’s recent announcement youth mental health service provider headspace will receive an extra $51.8 million to provide around 14,000 additional services, shorten waiting times and recruit extra clinical staff. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the funding boost on 14 October and said almost $13 million of the new funding will…

Mental Health Week 2018: Pathways, prevention and real-life success stories

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…