Adult Community Mental Health Services

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The Adult Community Mental Health Service operates a number of community teams around the State.

We offer a free, confidential service to people aged between 18 and 65 years who have a severe and complex mental health problem. We provide assessment, treatment, support and education.

A new community based acute mental health service for short-term intensive care at home commenced in March 2019, for more information go to the Mental Health Hospital in the Home Unit page.

For acute mental health facilities go to Mental Health Inpatient and Extended Treatment pages

How to access our services

For advice, assessment and referral information phone the Mental Health Services Helpline on freecall 1800 332 388, for interstate callers dial 03 6166 6333. This is a confidential phone service staffed by community mental health clinicians.

The helpline is a triage service, and may refer you to a specialist mental health service or provide details for another service to assist you.

If you or anyone else is in immediate danger, call 000 for emergency services.

Our team

Assessment and treatment is provided by professional clinical teams from a range of diciplines, assisted by accredited support staff.Our team includes:

  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Peer and Carer workers
  • Social workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychiatrists and other specialist medical staff.

Services we provide

Adult Mental Health Services provides a range of services including:

  • Advice and information about services to assist with mental health problems
  • Assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for people with serious mental illness
  • Extended treatment, support and care for persistent or recurring mental illness
  • We also work with other service providers, doctors (GPs), private health care providers and emergency services.

Regionally Located Services

Statewide Mental Health Services provides Adult Community Mental Health Services across Tasmania:

Community team Service areas Phone number
Hobart and Southern Districts Hobart, Kingborough and Huon Valley council regions (03) 6166 1161
Glenorchy and Northern Districts Glenorchy, Derwent Valley and Central Highlands council regions (03) 6166 6242
Clarence and Eastern Districts Eastern Shore and East Coast council regions  (03) 6166 5700
Launceston and Northern Region Northern Tasmania - services "63 and 67" phone areas  (03) 6777 4985
North West Region North West Tasmania - services "64 and  65" phone areas (03) 6478 4370 (Devonport)
(03) 6477 7730 (Burnie)

Useful contacts

Contact numbers that may be helpful, or talk to your doctor (GP).

Mental Health Services Helpline (24 hr)1800 332 388
Advocacy Tasmania Inc.1800 005 131
Alcohol and Drug Service Tasmania1300 139 641
Alcohol Drug Information Service [ADIS] (24 hr)1800 250 015
Child Safety Service - Communities Tasmania (24 hr)1800 000 123
Parent Line - Child Health & Parenting Services (24 hr)1300 808 178
Family Violence Counselling and Support1800 608 122
Lifeline (crisis counselling 24 hr)13 11 14
Lifelink Samaritans (counselling)1300 364 566
Mental Health Families & Friends Tasmania03 6228 7448
Official Visitors Program1800 001 170
Q Life (LGBTI support)1800 184 527
Relationships Australia (Tasmania)1300 364 277
Sexual Assault Support Service (24 hr)1800 697 877
Suicide Call Back Service (24 hr)1300 659 467
Wellways (peer led mental health advice and support)1300 111 500