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New career opportunities

Primary Health Tasmania is seeking to fill the following positions: • Aboriginal health program officer (full time, based in Hobart, Launceston or Ulverstone)• health program lead – project management (full time, based in Hobart, Launceston or Ulverstone)• group support officer – project support (0.8 FTE, based in Hobart) Go to our careers page to find…

Palliative care grants available

A new small grants program aims to strengthen the Tasmanian community’s capacity to discuss, facilitate and provide palliative care. A collaboration between Primary Health Tasmania and the Department of Health, Tasmania, the health and wellbeing grants are funded by the Australian and Tasmanian governments. Not-for-profit community organisations can apply for a grant of up to…

NAIDOC Week 2022

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, NAIDOC Week will be held from Sunday 3 July to Sunday 10 July, and the theme is Get up! Stand up!…

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…