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New mental health care program for aged care residents

A mental health program commissioned by Primary Health Tasmania will explore a new model of care designed to improve access to psychological treatment services for people living in aged care facilities. It’s hoped the program will help reduce the impact of mental illness on older Australians living in residential care, who are up to five…

Tasmania Statement a healthy step forward

Primary Health Tasmania enthusiastically welcomes the Tasmania Statement as bold step forward in improving the health and wellbeing of all Tasmanians. The Statement was signed on 14 August by the Premier, the Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, and the Chair of the Premier’s Health and Wellbeing Advisory Council. Primary Health Tasmania CEO Phil Edmondson…

Upcoming forum to explore multicultural perspectives on mental health and suicide

Primary Health Tasmania is supporting an upcoming forum in Launceston that will share information about best practice when working with members of Tasmania’s newly arrived community members from refugee and humanitarian entrant backgrounds. Coming up on 6 September, the Exploring attitudes and stigma: Multicultural perspectives on mental health and suicide forum will explore attitudes and…

Do you want to learn more about suicide and mental illness in older age?

People over 65 years of age are more likely to self-harm with suicidal intent than younger people and men over 80 years of age are nine times more likely to take their own lives, than women. Primary Health Tasmania is thrilled to be hosting a series of forums – both for the community, and for…

Group support officer positions available

Primary Health Tasmania is searching for two group support officers – health system improvement to join our teams in either Hobart or Launceston. We’re looking for people with high-level administrative skills who can support work activities in a project management environment. These are full-time, permanent positions. To find out more and apply, click here. Applications close…

Tasmanians invited to help shape the future of Australian’s mental health

The National Mental Health Commission will be visiting 23 cities and towns and wants to connect with people to hear about their living experience of mental health. Their input and feedback will help shape a 2030 Vision for mental health and suicide prevention in Australia. The Commission will be visiting Launceston and Hobart on 5 August.…