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.
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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.