Welcome to Statewide Mental Health Services

Statewide Mental Health Services is a key clinical service stream of the Tasmanian Health Service. Our services deliver consumer centred healthcare focused on improving the health outcomes of Tasmanians with complex needs.

We deliver healthcare across Tasmania in three specialist areas; Mental Health Services, Alcohol and Drug Services and Forensic Health Services.

  • Mental Health Services delivers care to Tasmanians with a severe mental illness through community teams and inpatient settings. Mental Health Services also work in partnership with the community sector to deliver a range of services for people experiencing mental ill health.
  • Alcohol and Drug Services provides treatment to individuals and their families for alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues. Our services also provide information, education and community-based supports. Tasmanian Alcohol and Drug Services fund a range of services delivered by community service organisations to provide comprehensive care across the state.
  • Forensic Health Services provides community and inpatient mental health assessment, treatment and case management for offenders, or people at risk of offending, who have a mental health issue or cognitive impairment. The Forensic Health Service also operates Correctional Primary Health Services providing primary healthcare to all inmates accommodated within the Tasmanian prison system and young people in the Ashley Youth Detention Centre.

The Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate (the Directorate) provides a key role in implementing national and state strategic direction for the delivery of services to all Tasmanians.

The Directorate includes the statutory roles of Chief Civil Psychiatrist and Chief Forensic Psychiatrist.

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