Mental Health Support – Tasmania

Supporting Primary Health & Mental Health Sectors

$1 million will be provided for Mental Health Programs to support individuals experiencing mental health difficulties.

Tasmanians experiencing significant mental health problems can contact the Mental Health Services Helpline on 1800 332 388 for more immediate support, and in an emergency call 000.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government has prepared a $420 million stimulus package to support Tasmania as we tackle the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes $4 million to support those experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of the challenges associated with coronavirus such as:

  • $875,000 to establish a dedicated 1800 phone number to allow the Tasmanian community to call in and receive psychosocial support, and provide a reach out service for older Tasmanians and industries significantly impacted;
  • $360,000 for increased capacity to provide mental health advice, support and referral for vulnerable Tasmanians living in rural areas;
  • $450,000 supporting providers to use technology to keep vulnerable Tasmanians connected;
  • $120,000 for targeted support for Tasmania’s migrant community regarding the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • $600,000 for increased capacity to provide mental health support for Tasmanians living in supported accommodation; and
  • $250,000 to adapt Tasmania’s pharmacotherapy program to the challenges of COVID-19.

It is completely normal for people to feel anxious and uncertain when there is an outbreak of an infectious disease like COVID-19, as it is having a significant impact on the lives of all Tasmanians.

That’s why staying mentally healthy and taking care of yourself and your family is so important.

This includes maintaining your normal daily routine as much as possible; talking to your family and friends; engaging in activities and hobbies that are safe and secure; and limiting alcohol.

Using trusted media outlets to get information can help you and your family manage emotional distress and help keep your spirits up.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

Telephone and online based supports:

Tasmanians experiencing significant mental health problems can contact the Mental Health Services Helpline on 1800 332 388 for more immediate support, and in an emergency call 000.

FAQs

Telephone and online based supports:

Tasmanians experiencing significant mental health problems can contact the Mental Health Services Helpline on 1800 332 388 for more immediate support, and in an emergency call 000.

For Tasmania-specific information and updates, visit the Tasmanian Government Department of Health website at www.health.tas.gov.au/coronavirus and follow the Department of Health on Facebook at www.facebook.com/healthtas.

Mental Health Support - Tasmania - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who can I call?

Telephone and online based supports:

Tasmanians experiencing significant mental health problems can contact the Mental Health Services Helpline on 1800 332 388 for more immediate support, and in an emergency call 000.

More information

For Tasmania-specific information and updates, visit the Tasmanian Government Department of Health website at www.health.tas.gov.au/coronavirus and follow the Department of Health on Facebook at www.facebook.com/healthtas.

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