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Our response to the Productivity Commission’s draft mental health report

Primary Health Tasmania has submitted a response to the Productivity Commission’s draft report following its mental health inquiry. The Productivity Commission inquiry looked into the effect of mental health on people’s ability to participate and prosper in the community and workplace, and the effects it has more generally on the economy and productivity.​ The draft report was…

Bushfire emergency support

A bushfire emergency can pose a number of health-related risks, such as the impacts of breathing in bushfire smoke, and the effect on an individual’s mental health. Primary Health Tasmania has collated an overview of services and advice available from our commissioned providers, the Tasmanian Department of Health, and the Australian Government, to make it…

Mental health training boost for Tasmania’s residential aged care facility staff

A new statewide training drive will help people working in Tasmanian aged care facilities identify and support residents at risk of declining mental health. Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) announced today it had selected national not-for-profit organisation STEPS Group to deliver more than 70 training sessions to residential aged care facility staff across the state,…

Working together for better health

Primary Health Tasmania supports a whole-of-system approach – involving all levels of government plus service providers and consumers – to improving the health of all Tasmanians. Joining the public discussion about how Tasmanians – particularly those with low incomes – can access appropriate and affordable care, Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmanian PHN) CEO Phil Edmondson says…

Mental health support boost for young north west Tasmanians

Young Tasmanians living in the state’s north west are a step closer to having greater access to free mental health support — and their very own headspace centre — with the unveiling of a provider to deliver newly expanded local services. Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) has selected Cornerstone Youth Services to expand the existing…

12 December General Practice Matters now available

The latest issue of General Practice Matters is available here New psychosocial support information service Q fever in the north Summer planning: Tas After Hours New and updated Tasmanian HealthPathways Integrated diabetes project survey New childhood immunisation data National dementia framework Leading the way in quality improvement Community nursing referrals (north) Navigating the new MBS…