Mental health and wellbeing (adults)

What is available?

Primary Health Tasmania has 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.  

Wellways Australia delivers: 

  • the Wellways to Health program across Tasmania for individuals and groups 
  • participants also have access to the Wellways Helpline, a telephone support service delivered by Wellways volunteers on weekdays from 9am to 9pm 

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 

Who is eligible?

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. 

Where is it available?

These services are available statewide.

Not all services are physically delivered in every local community, but eligible people in the areas indicated have access to the services either face-to-face or through other means such as phone support. 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 services, families and carers, and community services. Self-referrals are preferred and can be made via email, phone or webpage using 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?

  • Mindfulness Programs Australia
    Contact:
    admin@mindfulnessaus.com.au
    Phone:
    0488 064 228
  • Wellways Australia - Tasmania
    Contact:
    tasmania@wellways.org
    Phone:
    1300 111 400