Please note that the current coronavirus pandemic may affect the way these services are operating. Please contact the individual services for more information.

Mental health and wellbeing (adults)

What is available?

Primary Health Tasmania has two commissioned services, known as low intensity mental health services, to provide support for Tasmanians with or at risk of mild mental illness. They are 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 to communities around the state. The program is available via face-to-face sessions, community workshops, and telephone and internet sessions.

Remedy Healthcare delivers telephone and online coaching including the MindStep telephone service and MindStep Cognitive Behavioural Therapy online service to eligible adults, as well as the Healing Minds telephone service for eligible Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait clients across Tasmania.

Who is eligible?

  • Mindfulness Programs Australasia: These services are 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.
  • Remedy Healthcare: These services are 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; older people experiencing isolation, including as a result of the pandemic; those living in rural or remote location; those affected by environmental events such as bushfire and drought.

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

Where is it available?

These services are available to people living throughout Tasmania.

Not all services are physically delivered in every local community, but eligible people living anywhere in Tasmania have access to the services in some form. Speak to the service providers (below) for more information.

Who can make a referral?

Access to services can be through self-referral, GPs, other health professionals, families and carers, and health and community services can be made via the contact details below.

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: www.tasafterhours.com or call healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222.

The following helplines are also available for urgent assistance:

  • Mental Health Services 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?

  • Remedy Healthcare - Healing Minds
    Phone:
    1800 810 255
  • Remedy Healthcare - MindStep
    Phone:
    1800 322 278
  • Mindfulness Programs Australasia
    Contact:
    admin@mindfulnessaus.com.au
    Phone:
    0488 064 228