Health and Wellbeing

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Rowena and Mitchell Nicholls and David Green (in the background) during the Flinders Island Running Festival.

There are many factors that influence the health and wellbeing of a community: social networks and support services, participating in community decision-making, safe and healthy places to live and work, and communal spaces in which to meet and gather.

Flinders Council provides a number of health promotion and preventative health initiatives throughout the year to enhance and promote the health and wellbeing of all Flinders' communities. Visit the Community Calendar to find out what’s on.

Council administers and delivers free primary health care services in partnership with the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS). The Integrated Primary Care Consortium (IPCC) which is managed by the RFDS in partnerhsip with five local government areas including Flinders Council provides services that address chronic conditions in rural and remote areas including mental illness, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and dementia.

The services are delivired to both individuals and the community by a Rural Health Worker, Physical Health Worker and Mental Health Worker. The fund holder is the RFDS, supported by Primary Health Tasmania under the Primary Health Networks program - an Australian Government Initiative. 

David Heap - Rural and Physical Health Worker

Robyn Mckinnon - Mental Health Worker 

For more information on the services or to contact staff please call (03) 63 595 001. 

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