The Mental Health Nurse Access Program (MHAP) has been funded by Primary Health Tasmania (PHT) and began July 1st 2018. The program is available at Waratah-Wynyard, Circular Head, King Island, Burnie & West Coast.
Our mental health nurses’ role will be to work with & support people who are diagnosed with a complex and severe mental illness.
The primary focus of this service for adults with severe and complex mental illness is to improve coordination of care and services between health and other sectors, reduced hospitalisation and offer an appropriate range of services to meet clients’ needs using our stepped model of care approach.
The health outcomes for the client with severe and complex mental illness is to reduce symptoms in order to improve quality of life, improving social and occupational functioning, improved medical compliance as well as increasing their own capacity to manage their conditions including co-morbid chronic conditions and navigate the health system better.
***Accessing this program requires the client to be 18 years+ and a mental health care plan developed by the GP or an equivalent plan by a psychiatrist. Our mental health nurses will be available to contribute as well as consult in the development & refinement of these plans.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact one of our nurses or Laura McGaffin on 6411 4720.4a MHNAP-Flyer