Mental health - mild to moderate (young people)

What is available?

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned a range of providers to offer psychological therapy services for people with mild to moderate mental illness who are not clinically suited to lower intensity levels of intervention. 

Services are provided by:

  • registered and clinical psychologists
  • mental health nurses
  • occupational therapists
  • social workers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers.

Short-term psychological interventions comprise up to 12 sessions of care.

Who is eligible?

The Link Youth Health Service, Cornerstone Youth Services:

Mental health services for people aged 12 to 25 who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 
  • are culturally and linguistically diverse 
  • have self-harmed or are at heightened risk of suicide
  • are at risk of perinatal depression
  • are experiencing or at high risk of homelessness
  • are carers with a diagnosis of mental illness
  • are less able to pay fees for other psychological services
  • are unable to access other funded and private psychological services (rural and remote).

Dr Tess Crawley and Associates, Psychology Caffe and Relationships Australia Tasmania:

The same services are available in the categories outlined above, but with no specific age requirements.

These providers also offer services for children under the age of 12 who have mental health disorders and behavioural problems.

Where is it available?

People living in the following regions have access to services through the providers indicated.

Not all services are physically delivered in every local community, but eligible people in the areas indicated have access to some level of service. This could be face to face or through other means such as phone support. Speak to the service providers for more information.

  • North west: Cornerstone Youth Services, Psychology Caffe
  • North: Cornerstone Youth Services, Dr Tess Crawley and Associates
  • South: The Link Youth Health Service (people living in Sorell and Brighton local government areas only), Relationships Australia Tasmania

Who can make a referral?

Referrals can be made by a GP with a mental health treatment plan, or referral letter written by a psychiatrist or paediatrician.

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?

  • Psychology Caffe
    Contact:
    admin@psychologycaffe.com.au
    Phone:
    03 6426 3050
  • Dr Tess Crawley and Associates
    Contact:
    admin@tesscrawley.com.au
    Phone:
    03 6223 2122
  • Relationships Australia Tasmania
    Contact:
    cbmhcsreferrals@reltas.com.au
    Phone:
    1300 364 277
  • The Link Youth Health Service
    Contact:
    hello@thelink.org.au
    Phone:
    03 6231 2927
  • Cornerstone Youth Services
    Contact:
    info@csys.com.au
    Phone:
    03 6335 3100