The peak body representing the Tasmanian community managed mental health sector at a state and national level.

Mental Health Council of Tasmania

Where to get help >

Looking for help with your mental health or someone you care for? If you are experiencing a crisis call Mental Health Services Helpline on 1800 332 388 OR Lifeline on 13 11 14. In an emergency call 000

Our mission >

Our Mission is to represent, support and facilitate collaboration in the community mental health sector for the benefit of all Tasmanians.

Become a member >

Are you or your organisation interested in becoming a member of the Mental Health Council of Tasmania? 

Contact >

Get in touch to find out more about our work or the mental health sector in Tasmania.

Upcoming events

Mental Health In Touch >

The topic for MH In-Touch for this session will be Mental Health and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and how it will effect consumers of mental health services.
Guest Speaker: Dr Laga Van Beek
Director – Engagement and Funding, Tasmanian Trial Site, NDIA

by Friday 6 May to:
Colleen Hooper
National Disability Coordination Officer
or by phone on 03 6225 8217

MH (Mental Health) In-Touch is a network that meets periodically to discuss how to best assist people living with a mental illness to access education, training or employment.

MH In-Touch aims to link mental health service providers with education and training providers and employment agencies. It provides a chance to share what is happening, hear about new initiatives and network with others.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, 11 May 2016

MI Fellowship: Mental Health and the Community, Creating Real Change >

Afternoon forum with Richard Baron MA,
Temple University, Philadelphia
Collaborative on Community Inclusion

‘Establishing Peer Specialists within a Mental Health System’

MI Fellowship invites you to an afternoon forum with Richard Baron MA, director of knowledge translation for Temple University’s Collaborative on Community Inclusion. The Collaborative develops and disseminates research into policies, programs and practices that promote greater community participation for people affected by mental health issues.

For more than 30 years, Mr Baron has provided training, technical assistance and consultation services to community mental health programs, state mental health administrations and federal agencies, with a particular focus on strategies to expand employment opportunities for people affected by serious mental health issues.

Mr Baron will discuss:
• The benefits of expanding opportunities for people with a lived experience of mental health issues to become peer specialists.
• Identifying and addressing the obstacles present in establishing a lived experience workforce.
• Successful implementation of peer work within a mental health system.
Following Mr Baron’s presentation, MI Fellowship will share insights from a peer and supervisor perspective on how best to support and develop peer workers, reflecting on the transition from being a participant in a recovery service to becoming an employed peer worker.

Lunch Provided
RSVP: Sally Logan on or (03) 8486 4224 by Friday 6 May 2016

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm, 17 May 2016

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Mental Health Services Helpline

1800 332 388

FREE CALL within Tasmania

Operated by mental health professionals who can assist you in a crisis


13 11 14

confidential telephone crisis support service available 24/7 from a landline, payphone or mobile.