Broadly speaking, our commissioned services and projects fall into two categories: working with the community and working with the sector.
Treatment interventions are available for the Tasmanian community to provide screening, counselling, case management and more.
Within the sector, we have supported initiatives such as boosting the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples qualified to work in the field and supporting the development of a state-based framework to support the planning, funding, and delivery of local alcohol and other drug services.
We do all this in partnership with Tasmania’s key local body – the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania Inc – and the involvement of individuals with lived experience of substance misuse.
We are also working with the Tasmanian Department of Health on initiatives aimed at improving the delivery of accessible and appropriate alcohol and other drug support, services and education in Tasmania.
Primary Health Tasmania has supported the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council (ATDC) Tasmania to develop a Communications Charter to guide ethical, respectful and responsible communication about alcohol and other drug matters.
How we communicate about alcohol, tobacco and other drug use – and about people who use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs – has the power to reduce stigma, minimise harm, and ultimately encourage people to seek help if they want or need it.
As well as providing funding support for the charter, Primary Health Tasmania is a proud signatory.
The Charter is available on the ATDC website, along with ATDC Image Guidelines.
Primary Health Tasmania has also supported development of a declaration by the ‘Tasmanians of Substance’ collective about the rights of people who use alcohol and other drugs in Tasmania.