Mental Health Nurse Access Program (MHNAP) Promotion & Education
The Mental Health Nurse Access Program (MHNAP) is a free service supporting those in the community experiencing a severe mental illness by connecting them with a Mental Health Nurse who will assist with coordinating services and supports including:
- Liaising with general practitioners, psychiatrists, state-based mental health services and other allied health professionals to improve mental health outcomes and coordinate care
- Assessing the progress of those experiencing a severe mental illness on their journey to recovery whilst providing additional supports as needed
- Assistance and education regarding medication and management of mental illness
- Referral to helpful psychological interventions such as cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling or other psychotherapy if deemed appropriate, and Other referrals or advocacy where needed.
Those accessing the program must:
- Be over 18 years of age
- Have a severe mental illness that significantly impacts their function
- Have a GP mental health treatment plan (Rural Health Tasmania can provide assistance in accessing a plan and appropriate referral forms).
Rural Health Tasmania currently provide the program across several areas of North-Western Tasmania including Circular Head, Waratah-Wynyard, West Coast, King Island, Burnie, Central Coast, Devonport, Kentish and Latrobe.
Please contact Rural Health Tasmania on (03) 6452 1266 for more information.
This service is supported by funding from Primary Health Tasmania through the Australian Government’s PHN Initiative.