Information for Health Care practitioners

Anglicare Tasmania, operating state-wide, offers a range of supports and services that can assist your valued patients by effectively complementing the care you provide.

We appreciate how time poor you can be, so we hope that the simple provision of this material is helpful.

These materials are designed to assist you with options for referring patients to professional community based support and aftercare.

Community Support Programs: FAQs

These FAQs are for the practitioners and health care team in your clinic. These typify the questions we receive from general practitioners and health care professionals when they make referrals to our service.

  • Anglicare Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service (ADATS) FAQ

    Who is this service for?

    ADATS is for anyone over the age of 18 years, with ongoing issues with drug and/or alcohol use – no matter what their background.

    • ADATS practitioners hold tertiary qualifications in Allied Heath
    • Clinicians are trained in use of evidence-based screening, assessment and planning tools
    • Treatment approaches include screening and brief intervention, counselling, case management and aftercare
    • Summary reports are provided for GP follow up (if applicable)
    • ADATS is a state-wide service
    • Referrals can be made via secure fax: (03) 6333 3010
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  • Anglicare Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service Plus (ADATS+) FAQ

    Who is this service for?

    ADATS+ is for young people aged 12+, or people who are experiencing homelessness and/or co-morbid mental health issues, who have experienced negative impacts including harm or impairment from the use or misuse of alcohol and drugs.

    • ADATS practitioners hold tertiary qualifications in Allied Heath
    • Clinicians are trained in use of evidence-based screening, assessment and planning tools
    • Treatment approaches include screening and brief intervention, counselling, case management and aftercare
    • Summary reports are provided for GP follow up (if applicable)
    • ADATS is a state-wide service
    • Referrals can be made via secure fax: (03) 6333 3010
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  • The Way Back Service FAQ

    What is The Way Back Support Service?

    The Way Back is an aftercare service designed by Beyond Blue for people who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis* (*subject to service capacity).  It provides non-clinical tailored support for up to three months following discharge from hospital.

    How does The Way Back work?

    The Way Back uses an assertive aftercare model, which means a Support Coordinator is responsible for maintaining contact with the person who has attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis.  They support the person for up to three months, face-to-face and over the phone, and engage them with services related to some of the issues that led to their initial distress.

    The program is personalised to meet individual needs and can include everything from support accessing clinical care during elevated periods of risk, to referrals to community based services such as financial or relationship counselling.

    When and where does it operate?

    The Way Back Support Service operates during business hours, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm (excluding public holidays).

    The service is based in the following Anglicare Tasmania offices with outreach to other areas:

    • Launceston
    • Devonport
    • Burnie

    The Referral pathway is integrated into the following hospital emergency departments, with support coordinators available to meet at the hospitals daily:

    • Launceston General Hospital
    • North West Regional Hospital
    • Mersey Community Hospital

    Referrals can also be made through GP’s, please contact us for more information.

    Who can I contact for more information?

    You can contact The Way Back Support Service at Anglicare Tasmania on 1800 243 232 or email wayback@anglicare-tas.org.au 

  • Anglicare's Gamblers Help Support Services FAQ

    Anglicare’s Gambler’s Help counselling service is a confidential service for people affected by gambling.

    Our counsellors support people to reduce the harm of gambling through:

    • professional counselling
    • support groups
    • financial counselling
    • arranging a self-exclusion order on your behalf.

     

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  • Anglicare Hepatitis C Prevention Program (HPP) FAQ

    Who is this service for?

    HPP is for people over the age of 18 who may have been exposed to Hepatitis C virus or are at risk of contracting Hepatitis C; have been tested positive and/or undergoing treatment for Hepatitis C.

    • We employee allied health professionals who undergo training in supporting clients with Hepatitis C
    • Our service provides case management and support to access testing, treatment and specialist appointments
    • HPP is a state-wide service
    • Referrals can be made via secure fax: (03) 6333 3010
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Referral forms

To refer your patient for any of the aforementioned Anglicare community based support programs, please complete the necessary referral form located on the Primary Health Tasmania (PHN) website.

 

Referral forms

Community Support Programs: Brochures

These brochures are for your patients to better understand these programs, and to prompt conversations with their treating practitioner or health care team who could support and initiate the referral to the appropriate service.

  • Anglicare Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Support Services (ADATS)

    Has your drug or alcohol use become problematic? Free treatment is available for all ages, across the whole of Tasmania, for any alcohol or other drug problems.

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  • Anglicare Attempted Suicide Aftercare Program (ASAP)

    ASAP can provide support to understand what led to this suicide attempt and develop ways to keep yourself safe when things feel overwhelming.

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  • Anglicare Attempted Suicide Aftercare Program (ASAP) Family Resource Booklet

    The ASAP Family Resource booklet is for friends and family members who are supporting someone who has attempted suicide. This booklet:

    • Shares ways of supporting someone after a suicide attempt
    • Helps to prepare a safety plan
    • Provides contacts to local services and supports
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  • Anglicare Hepatitis C Prevention Program (HPP)

    If you are living with hepatitis or think you might be at risk of contracting it, there are steps you can take to stay well. Hep C is transmitted by blood-to-blood contact but can be cured with treatment.

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  • Anglicare's Gamblers Help Support Service

    Anglicare’s Gambler’s Help counselling service is a confidential service for people affected by gambling.

    Our counsellors support people to reduce the harm of gambling through:

    • professional counselling
    • support groups
    • financial counselling
    • arranging a self-exclusion order on your behalf.

     

    Download

Please contact us via phone, 1800 243 232, or online enquiry for any questions you may have.