Community

A quick guide to national psychosocial support changes

People living with a severe mental health condition experience many symptoms that may make it difficult for them to meet the demands of daily life. Psychosocial support services are programs and activities designed to help these individuals boost their ability to meet these challenges. It can take many forms, and may mean helping people get…

Get to know Tasmania’s new health consumer organisation

Want to know more about Tasmania’s new health consumer organisation, including how to get involved? Simply head to the Consumers Health Forum of Australia website, where you’ll find information about the organisation’s executive officer Bruce Levett, the organisation’s dedication to being an independent, credible and strategic voice for Tasmanians, and more. You can get involved…

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…