Mental health - early intervention (young people)

What is available?

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned headspace centres across the state to provide early intervention mental health services, as well as support for young people’s wellbeing in the areas of physical health, work and study, and alcohol and other drugs. 

Examples of prevalent issues that young people get assistance for include:

  • low or dysregulated mood
  • poor self-esteem
  • anxiety
  • conflict in family, friend or other personal relationships
  • issues with drugs and alcohol
  • emerging self-harm.

Who is eligible?

Young people aged 12 – 25 years. 

Where is it available?

These services are available to eligible young people living across Tasmania.

Face-to-face services are available at centres based in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport, as well as a satellite in Burnie. Please contact the provider closest to you (details below) for information about face-to-face services available outside these areas.    

An online and telephone service (eheadspace) is also available seven days a week between 9:00am and 1:00am, which provides confidential support to people aged 12-25 years and their families. Register for eheadspace at, or phone 1800 650 890. 

Who can make a referral?

Self-referral, referral from families and carers, GPs and other health services, schools and community services. 

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

This is an Initial Assessment and Referral (IAR) Level of Care 1 (self-management), 2 (low intensity) and 3 (moderate 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:

  • Access Mental Health (Tasmanian Government) 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?

  • headspace Burnie
    6408 0251
  • headspace Devonport
    03 6424 2144
  • headspace Launceston
    03 6335 3100
  • headspace Hobart
    03 6231 2927