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After-hours toolkit for aged care facilities

Primary Health Tasmania has launched a new suite of resources to help aged care facilities manage the health care of residents in the after-hours period. The new resources include a care planning guide, a workbook to document a facility’s after-hours plan, and a workbook to document an individual resident’s after-hours care plan. Instructional videos for…

*NOW CLOSED* General practice recruitment and retention grants

General practices in north and north west Tasmania can apply for grant funding to improve their ability to attract and retain GPs. Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) has received Australian Government funding to address GP recruitment and retention issues in north and north west Tasmania.  We have been working in partnership with Tasmanian rural workforce agency HR+ and the Rural Doctors Association of Tasmania to better understand the…

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…

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…