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Are you our new Integrated Health Care Lead?

Do you have the skills and experience to identify and implement effective integrated health care strategies? Are you able to provide expertise and leadership to the organisation in health service innovation? Primary Health Tasmania is on the lookout for a Lead – Integrated Health Care who can provide technical leadership in developing and implementing clinical health service and…

Applications welcome for two Clinical Advisory Council vacancies

Primary Health Tasmania is seeking to fill two positions on its Clinical Advisory Council. Vacant positions are for: • an allied health professional • a community pharmacist. The councils are vital strategic functions ensuring clinical leadership feature strongly in decisions that impact on Tasmania’s health system, primary care workforce and local communities. If you think…

Support lived experience voices in Tasmania’s suicide prevention efforts

What do we mean when we talk about ‘lived experience’ of suicide? One way to define it is: …having experienced suicidal thoughts, survived a suicide attempt, cared for someone through suicidal crisis, or been bereaved by suicide. That’s according to Roses in the Ocean – a lead organisation for lived experience of suicide in Australia.…

Local training to help Tasmanian mental health advocates find their voice

For the lucky ones among us, being 21 means enjoying the first flush of adulthood: moving out of home, getting a job, studying, and exploring the world. For Dr Ivan Zwart, the years from 21 to 35 were an ordeal. During that time, Ivan’s mother was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia and, in…

Keeping an eye on your mates, on the rugby field and in life

Encouraging, engaging and empowering. They’re the three words that sum up the north west suicide prevention trial site’s Doing Better Together grants. Nominations for the grants opened in early March, with funding available to help community organisations turn their ideas for a suicide prevention or wellbeing activity into reality. It’s all part of the Tasmanian…

Taking a Safe Place on the road in Break O’Day

Question: How do you give members of a local community a safe place to chat when they’re scattered up and along Tasmania’s east coast? Answer: You put it on the road. The Safe Place Café is a mobile coffee van that travels to a different part of the Break O’Day region for two days each…