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FindHelpTAS provides a central, online directory of services that support the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians and our communities.
Our goal is to help Tasmanians in need find services near them.
Our partner organisations value strong communities and support for low income and disadvantaged Tasmanians.
FindHelpTAS is a self-funded community initiative led by a partnership of Tasmanian community service organisations, supported by TasCOSS.
The majority of people never use drugs, but it is important for people to know how to assist someone if a drug-related emergency happens. Drugs are unpredictable; they can affect people in different ways. This article from Positive Choices explains what to do in case someone you know has taken a drug and needs help.
Medicines can help you feel better. Sometimes they can cause unwanted effects (side effects). For some mob the side effects don’t cause many problems. But for some mob the side effects can lead to big problems. Ask your health worker to write down any medicines you’re taking that can cause these problems.
People in rural or remote areas have to contend with long-term and wide-ranging sources of stress. Some people who are depressed turn to alcohol to feel better. This is known as ‘self-medication’. It is a common but unsafe and ineffective coping strategy for farmers and other people living in rural and remote areas.
It might surprise you to learn that alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug use are higher among people living in remote areas than those living in the big cities. Almost one third of young Australians live in rural and remote communities, so it is important to understand why they might be more at risk.