Mental Health Nurse Program

Richmond Fellowship Tasmania provides general practices with access to credentialed Mental Health Nurses to support adults 18 and over who are living with severe and persistent mental illness.

Our mental health nurses negotiate goals with people individually. Some people are stepping up from routine GP care, others are stepping down from a Tasmanian Health Service back to GP care.  

After a comprehensive assessment to establish the level and type of engagement required, the mental health nurse program begins, and progress is reviewed together in three months.

Mental health nurses work with people in their home, our office, or another community venue of their choice. The service is free of charge and does not stop people from using other metal health supports via Medicare, NDIS or private insurance.

Who is the program for?

Services a Mental Health Nurse may provide include:?

How does the Mental Health Nurse Program fit with other services?

Mental Health nursing is a specialised discipline of nursing with a focus on the care of people facing a variety of mental health challenges, helping them to manage symptoms and work towards their recovery goals.

Mental Health Nurses work collaboratively with people’s families and other health care professionals to provide high quality care and support.

Our Mental Health Nurses can provide services to people where it best suits them including general practices, community centres and people’s homes.

How does the program work and how can people access it?

Mental health nursing provides a series of sessions to progress a person’s mental health and wellbeing goals in collaboration with their doctor and other relevant services.

For more information or to send feedback:

Call: (03) 6228 3344



GP and Psychiatrists are welcome to discuss a potential referral.
Please email referrals to:

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

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