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New provider of free mental health services in southern Tasmania

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned The Crawley Clinic to deliver free psychological services to people living in southern Tasmania who have mild to moderate mental illness. This includes people of any age with anxiety and depression and those who have self-harmed or are at heightened risk of suicide. Referrals can be made by a GP,…

Consultation on mental health assessment and referral tool

The 2021-22 Federal Budget included funding to expand and implement the mental health Initial Assessment and Referral (IAR) decision support tool in primary care settings. Primary Health Tasmania’s Dr Anna Seth and Paul Richards are undertaking extensive stakeholder consultation during June to inform the IAR implementation plan for Tasmania, and are keen to hear from GPs and…

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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…

Changes to delivery of short-term psychological interventions in southern Tasmania

Relationships Australia Tasmania (RA Tas) will be completing its contract with Primary Health Tasmania for the delivery of short-term psychological interventions in southern Tasmania services on 30 April this year. Primary Health Tasmania has commenced the process to commission a new provider to deliver this service. It is revisiting local needs and may make some…