Mental health and wellbeing (adults)

What is available?

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned a 'low intensity' mental health service to provide support for Tasmanians with or at risk of mild mental illness. The service is designed to encourage people to self-manage their mental health and wellbeing. 

Mindfulness Programs Australasia delivers Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group sessions via face-to-face sessions, community workshops, and telephone and internet sessions.

Who is eligible?

This service is for people aged 18 years and over with or at risk of mild mental illness, including (but not limited to) mood disorders and anxiety disorders.

This service is not for people experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Where is it available?

This service is available to people living throughout Tasmania. It is not physically delivered in every local community, but eligible people living anywhere in Tasmania have access to it in some form. Speak to the service provider (below) for more information.

Who can make a referral?

Access to the service can be through self-referral or referral by GPs, other health professionals, families and carers, and health and community services. Click on the provider website below for more information.

What is the IAR level of care? (information for health professionals)

This is an Initial Assessment and Referral (IAR) Level of Care 2 (low intensity) service. More information about IAR is available here.  

How much does it cost?

This service is free to eligible people, where service capacity exists.

I need help now. Where should I go?

Please note: Primary Health Tasmania does not deliver health services or crisis/emergency support. 

Your regular doctor should always be your first point of call if you need medical or mental health care.

  • In an emergency, call Triple 0 (000) for Ambulance, Fire or Police
  • For information about health services open at night, public holidays and weekends, go to: or call healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222.

The following helplines are also available for urgent assistance:

  • Mental Health Access helpline 1800 332 388
  • Lifeline Crisis Help 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselling (after hours) 1800 811 994
  • Poison Information Centre 13 11 26.

Who provides the service?

  • Mindfulness Programs Australasia
    0488 064 228