Aged Care Resident Mental Health Program

Providing evidence based mental health interventions to people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities, our experienced and professional mental health clinicians use a person-centred approach. They come to residents’ homes across the state, so there’s no need to travel.

Our team includes psychologists, mental health nurses, mental health accredited social workers and social workers, all with significant experience working within the mental health sector and supporting older persons.

Residents can access up to 10 free sessions per year, either as group sessions, one-on-one, or a mixture of both.

The program is open to those experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns. Anyone can make a referral to the program – it’s as easy as completing our short referral form, then we will get in touch.

For more information about the program, please contact us:

phone: (03) 6228 3344

email: referrals@rftas.org.au

Or, download a copy of our program brochure: Aged Care Resident Mental Health Program Brochure (PDF)

This program is supported by funding from Tasmania PHN (Primary Health Tasmania) through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.

Aged Care Resident Mental Health Hotline

Are you feeling lonely, isolated, worried or down-hearted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Are you unable to see your loved ones, go on outings, or attend activities due to visiting restrictions and “social distancing” measures?

Richmond Health has a caring clinician available by phone during business hours, able to talk with you confidentially and provide you with emotional support during this troubling period.

This service is free of charge. You may choose to remain anonymous if you wish.

Please call (03) 6111 6049 from 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

If the clinician is on another call, please leave a message with your name and phone number (or place of residence) and we will return your call.

You can download a copy of our hotline poster here: Aged Care Resident Mental Health Hotline Poster (PDF)
 

Program Expansion Expressions of Interest:

Richmond Health are expanding this program and are currently inviting expressions of interest from other providers of residential aged care across Tasmania to participate in the program. To be considered for this opportunity, Residential Aged Care Facilities will need to:

 

  • Express their interest to Richmond Health via health@rftas.org.au
  • Engage and meet with the Richmond Health Team to explain the program
  • Undertake an assessment of resident needs and facility capability
  • Sign a Memorandum of Understanding Agreement with Richmond Health (must be signed by the Director or CEO)

Make an Online Referral

Download a Printable Referral Form

Download the K10 Assessment Form