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Shaping new psychosocial support services

*Please note the consultation period for this survey has now closed. Tasmanians with severe, episodic mental illness have the chance to shape new support services designed to help them meet the demands of daily life. Primary Health Tasmania has received new Australian Government funding under the PHN Program for psychosocial support services to improve the…

Gaining confidence and strength with Corumbene Care

Picking up some X-rays of her shoulder, Fiona Cardwell was caught off guard by one of the radiographer’s remarks. “They said, ‘This shoulder’s done some hard work!’” she remembers. “That puzzled me for a while, until I realised that many years ago when I worked in a nursing home, we shoulder-lifted our patients.” Unfortunately, her…

“We all encourage each other”: The Prime Mover program

Di Flannigan and Leni Jarvis have a lot in common. They’re both in their sixties,  live in neighbouring properties at Dolphin Sands and have had long careers as nurses.  And now, they’re both Prime Movers. Prime Mover is an exercise and education-based therapy program designed for people living in rural and remote Tasmania with stable heart and lung conditions,…

Men do talk about their feelings – but they need the right support

Men’s Health Week runs from 11 June to 17 June, and is an opportunity to promote the health and wellbeing of Australian men and boys. It’s also an opportunity to talk about the issues of men’s mental health and suicide, given men take their own lives at four times the rate of women. Men’s Resources…

Congratulations to Tasmania’s RACGP award winners!

A GP with a passion for delivering after hours care to vulnerable people and a practice with innovative ideas to protects its patients from the flu have been honoured in RACGP’s annual general practice awards. Dr Columbine Mullins was named Tasmanian GP of the Year, while Port Sorell Medical Centre was unveiled as the recipient…