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Mental heath training boost for Tasmania’s residential aged care facility staff

A new statewide training drive will help people working in Tasmanian aged care facilities identify and support residents at risk of declining mental health. Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) announced today it had selected national not-for-profit organisation STEPS Group to deliver more than 70 training sessions to residential aged care facility staff across the state,…

Working together for better health

Primary Health Tasmania supports a whole-of-system approach – involving all levels of government plus service providers and consumers – to improving the health of all Tasmanians. Joining the public discussion about how Tasmanians – particularly those with low incomes – can access appropriate and affordable care, Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmanian PHN) CEO Phil Edmondson says…

Mental health support boost for young north west Tasmanians

Young Tasmanians living in the state’s north west are a step closer to having greater access to free mental health support — and their very own headspace centre — with the unveiling of a provider to deliver newly expanded local services. Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) has selected Cornerstone Youth Services to expand the existing…

12 December General Practice Matters now available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here New psychosocial support information service Q fever in the north Summer planning: Tas After Hours New and updated Tasmanian HealthPathways Integrated diabetes project survey New childhood immunisation data National dementia framework Leading the way in quality improvement Community nursing referrals (north) Navigating the new MBS…

Watch Primary Health Tasmania’s Year in Review animation

As 2019 – and the decade – draws to a close, Primary Health Tasmania has captured some key achievements of the last financial year in an animated Year in Review. This short video details a selection of success stories from our diverse range of commissioned providers, as well as some of our memorable organisational milestones…

Strengthening Tasmanian pharmacists’ suicide prevention skills

Tasmanian pharmacists have taken part in the Black Dog Institute’s first-ever training session specifically designed to help strengthen their advanced suicide prevention skills and build capacity to respond to people in distress. Primary Health Tasmania supported the training as part of our ongoing work for the National Suicide Prevention Trial, which aims to develop the…