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Sharing insights from the Tasmanian suicide prevention trial

Please be aware this story contains reference to suicide, which might be distressing for some, particularly those with lived experience. If you need help or would like to talk to someone, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. Key participants in the Tasmanian component of…

Mental health community connection grants

Primary Health Tasmania was proud to collaborate with the Mental Health Council of Tasmania on a grants program to help community organisations across the state encourage Tasmanians to get out and about and reconnect with their community following the interruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 35 organisations received grants under the Australian…

Booking a COVID-19 vaccination

Tasmanians are urged to be patient as the COVID-19 vaccination program is gradually rolled out. All eligible Tasmanians will have the opportunity to be vaccinated in coming months, starting with the elderly and other vulnerable people and frontline healthcare workers. To see when you or a loved one can get your vaccination, go to the…

Primary Health Update newsletter 18 March 2021

The 18 March edition of our weekly Primary Health Update newsletter is out now. Click here to read it. Click here to subscribe. If you’d like to submit an article for potential inclusion in Primary Health Update, please consult our editorial and submission guidelines.

New online engagement hubs for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Primary Health Tasmania has developed online engagement hubs to support Phase 1A and Phase 1B of the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Dedicated hubs have been created for: residential aged care facilities primary health settings, including general practices These new portals complement an existing hub to support COVID-19 assessment and testing in general practice. The online…

Seeking new members for our Clinical and Community Advisory Councils

Primary Health Tasmania is seeking to fill four positions on both our Clinical and Community Advisory Councils. The councils are a vital part of the organisation. They support the Board and provide informed professional and local perspectives on how to improve Tasmania’s health system and the unique health needs of our local communities. On the…