Adult Community Mental Health Services

Adult Mental Health Services brochure

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.

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.

Services we provide

Our Community teams provide a range of services which include:

  • Assessment of mental health problems
  • Crisis assessment and response
  • Case management, information, support and counselling for individuals and families
  • Prescription of medication, monitoring its effectiveness and advice on side effects
  • Liaison with, or referral to, other professionals and mental health support agencies
  • Specialist assessment and psychotherapy
  • Community education and health promotion
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation and intensive support
  • Group treatment programs
  • Outreach services to rural areas
  • Home visits as appropriate/required
  • Clinical support services to individuals in supported accommodation and individuals who are supported by packages of care

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 6282 0700
Launceston and Northern Region services the "63" phone area  - Northern Tasmania  03 6777 4985
North West Region services the "64" phone area - North West Tasmania  03 6478 4370 (Devonport)
 03 6477 7730 (Burnie)