Community

Launceston Head to Health moves to new purpose-built facility

Adults in the Launceston community will be welcomed at the new purpose-built Launceston Head to Health centre from Tuesday 17 January The innovative mental health service first opened its doors at an interim site on Paterson Street in January 2022, while the purpose-built premises were constructed at 62-64 Canning Street. Head to Health adult mental…

Rethink 2020: Progress report and updated implementation plan

The plan for translating Tasmania’s overarching mental health reform strategy – Rethink 2020 – into action has been updated for the year ahead. The Rethink 2020 Implementation Plan for 2022-23 contains a range of actions in new and existing priority areas, including: establishing a network of Head to Health services across Tasmania releasing the new Tasmanian Suicide…

Mental Health Week 2022

Mental Health Week will take place from 8-16 October, incorporating World Mental Health Day on 10 October. This year’s theme is Awareness, Belonging, Connection. The Mental Health Council of Tasmania has chosen orange as the official colour for Mental Health Week in Tasmania because “it is warm, and inviting, and has a positive and uplifting…

Latest health needs assessment report

Primary Health Tasmania’s latest health needs assessment report (for 2022-25) is now available. Developed by our data team – including public health physicians, epidemiologists, researchers and statisticians – the report provides a snapshot of Tasmanian health trends by noting areas of improvement, as well as those that continue to pose a challenge to the wellbeing…

New youth mental health funding for Tasmania

Primary Health Tasmania welcomes the announcement of new Australian Government funding to establish the first dedicated early psychosis service for young Tasmanians. The funding will flow to Primary Health Tasmania to commission this service under the Primary Health Networks Program. Psychosis is a condition where people may experience a range of symptoms including false beliefs,…

Ulverstone trials free mental health support program

Adults living in the Ulverstone area now have access to a free digital mental health support program as part of a pilot that aims to test new ways of engaging people with health and wellbeing coaching. Tasmanian-based organisation Healthy Business is delivering the HealthCi program to adults living within the postcode of 7315 under the…