Community Based Mental Health Care Services
Community Based Mental Heath Care Services (CBMHCS) is run through Lifeline Tasmania and provides free counselling and support. Our clinicians are here to help:
- those most at risk of suicide,
- by providing short term Mental Health support in a safe and supportive environment and
- by working alongside General Practitioners to offer a comprehensive client care.
Lifeline Tasmania provides up to 12 free sessions for people who need support with Mental Health concerns, or have had thoughts of suicide or are at risk of suicide.
We support those who are not in immediate risk of harm but wish to engage in psychological support.
Our Mental Health Worker provides a short-term, focused psychological service and proactive follow-up in a confidential and safe, client-centred environment.
For patients who have been referred by their GP or hospital emergency department, we can help with:
- Sleep difficulties
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Grief and loss
- Coping skills
Lifeline Tasmania works collaboratively with Primary Health Care givers. To access our service, clients needs to be referred with a Mental Health Care Plan.
Please fax the completed Mental Health Care Plan to 6279 5073 or email it to [email protected]
If you have any questions about the referral process, please call 1300 364 277 and ask to speak to the CBMHCS Administrator.
Patients are eligible for six sessions initially; following a review of their referral they may be eligible for a further six sessions. Referrals are valid for 12 months from the date of referral, enabling access to a maximum of 12 sessions in a 12 month period.