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Free Mental Health Support for Tasmanian Adults

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 9:20am

On May 25th 2021 Primary Health Tasmania announced FREE Mental Health Support for adult Tasmanians.

People living in Tasmania aged 18 and over now have access to free mental health support for mild mental illness such as anxiety and depression.

What's available?

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.

How do I access this free mental health support?

To access the services call the numbers below:

Remedy Healthcare - Healing Minds - Phone:1800 810 255

Remedy Healthcare - MindStep - Phone: 1800 322 278

Mindfulness Programs Australasia - Email: [email protected], Phone: 0488 064 228

Find out more:

To go to the Primary Health Website for more information about what's available click HERE.

To read the Media Release from Hon David Coleman MP click HERE.

Important: The above services are not suitable for emergency or crisis mental health support. We reommend you make an urgent appointment with your GP, or contact one of the following services, if your situation is urgent:

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