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New headspace satellite service opens in Burnie

Young Tasmanians living in the Burnie region now have greater access to mental health support with the opening of a brand new headspace satellite service in their local community. The new headspace Burnie satellite service will offer mental health, alcohol and other drug, and education and vocational support, and mean young people aged between 12-25…

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First steps towards an adult mental health centre for Launceston

The Australian Government is funding a trial of eight adult mental health centres across Australia, with one to be established in each state and territory. Launceston has been chosen as the location for the Tasmanian centre, which will aim to improve access to mental health and related support services for Tasmanians in the local area;…

A new, shared approach to Tasmania’s mental health plan

Key players in Tasmania’s health system have come together to evolve and strengthen the state’s mental health plan, taking stock of key achievements and highlighting new areas of focus for the years ahead. Rethink 2020 is a collaboration between Primary Health Tasmania, the Tasmanian Department of Health, and the Tasmanian Health Service, and represents a…

New report sheds light on vital role of Tasmania’s general practice workforce

Tasmanian GPs play a vital role in providing care to vulnerable, older, and chronically unwell Tasmanians, a new in-depth report by Primary Health Tasmania has confirmed.  The General Practice in Tasmania report – the first quantitative snapshot of its kind – offers unprecedented insight into the local general practice workforce and the quality care it provides to the Tasmanian population.  Primary Health Tasmania spokesperson Dr Faline Howes says the…

Further funding to support general practice COVID-19 response

Primary Health Tasmania welcomes further State Government funding to support general practices in their COVID-19 response. Health Minister Sarah Courtney announced on 25 November the Government would provide almost $1 million to Primary Health Tasmania to help build general practice ability to safely assess, test and manage people with COVID-19 symptoms. This funding program has…