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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…

New career opportunity

Primary Health Tasmania is seeking a Health Program Coordinator to engage with and support general practices, Aboriginal health organisations and primary healthcare providers. This full-time role is based in Hobart. Applications close 29 May.

Latest health needs assessment report

Primary Health Tasmania’s latest health needs assessment report (for 2022-25) is now available. Developed by our data team – including public health physicians, epidemiologists, researchers and statisticians – the report provides a snapshot of Tasmanian health trends by noting areas of improvement, as well as those that continue to pose a challenge to the wellbeing…

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,…