1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
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Mental Health Services is located within the Community, Population and Rural Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services. Elements of the Service are:

      • acute inpatient services,

      • adult community mental health services,

      • child and adolescent mental health services,

      • psychiatric rehabilitation,

      • intensive support,

      • community dementia and psychogeriatric services, and

      • forensic services.
Estimates of the prevalence of mental disorders in Tasmania, estimated from Australian figures, indicate that around 60,000 Tasmanians would experience a mental disorder in a 12-month period.

On 30 June 2004, there were 1,647 children and adolescents being supported by child and adolescent mental health services, representing 1.46% of the estimated child and adolescent population.

There were 2,848 adults (inclusive of 34 registered with University Psychology Clinic) registered as being actively supported by adult community mental health centres and clinicians in Tasmania. This represents 0.98% of the total adult population in Tasmania.

There were 237 older persons registered as being actively supported/case managed by mental health service clinicians specialising in older people in Tasmania. This represents 0.35% of the total estimated older persons population in Tasmania.

Source: Bridging the Gap - Review of Mental Health Services, Tasmania, October 2004, Department of Health & Human Services)

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