The Mental Health Council
of Tasmania (MHCT) is the peak body representing
the interests of the community mental health sector in Tasmania
including consumer, carer and service provider organisations.
We provide a public voice for people
affected by mental illness and the organisations in
the community sector that work with them.
We advocate for effective public policy
on mental health for the benefit of the Tasmanian community
as a whole.
Phone 03 6224 9222
Fax 03 6224 8497
FreeCall 1800 808 890
Suite 5, Mayfair Plaza
236 Sandy Bay Road
Sandy Bay Tasmania 7005
MHCT 2013 Board Election
Please download, read and complete documents relating to the MHCT Board Election
Board Election Procedure
Board Member Role Description
Board Member Nomination Form
Letter to Stakeholders from MHCT Chair
Mental Health Council of Tasmania Strategic Plan
Marriage Equality Declaration
As many of you are aware, MHCT has been actively involved in the campaign for marriage equality as this has proven mental health benefits for a sector of our community who often experience higher rates of mental distress and ill health
At the MCHT we are encouraging all organisations to show your support for Marriage equality by signing up to the declaration and returning it to us.
Sign up to the Declaration Here!
Would you like to become a
member of the MHCT?
The MHCT is recognised by the Minister
for Health and Human Services as the Peak Body representing
the non-government community mental health sector in
Tasmania at a state and national level.
What the MHCT offers
to its members
- The opportunity to influence
public policy through the MHCT public policy process;
the means of maximising consumer, carer and community
participation and empowerment in mental health
policy, planning and decision making.
- Access to the latest information
and research in relation to mental health issues
through our website and newsletter.
- Be part of fostering strong relationships,
cooperation and coordination between consumers, carers,
community sector service providers and clinical service
providers within the mental health sector.
- Access to a range of opportunities
for networking and information sharing, eg policy
- Connection to the national community
mental health industry alliance, Community Mental
Health Australia and the Mental Health Council of
Membership of the MHCT
is available in the following categories:
- Consumer organisations
- Carer organisations
- Non-Government service providers
To be eligible for membership, an
applicant organisation must fulfil one of the following
criteria: A non-government association, association,
group, program or alliance with a stated mission or
objectives primarily concerned with mental health,
incorporated or not.
Associate membership is available
to individuals and to organisations that do not qualify
for full membership of the council.
Any more questions?
Do you feel strongly
about mental health community issues?
Become a volunteer!
The community mental health sector
comprises consumers, carers and service providers,
and many volunteers. Providing a voice for the sector,
the MHCT utilises volunteers in a variety of different
ways, including assistance in organising events, management
of community resources, and administrative tasks.
If you are interested in being a volunteer
of the MHCT please contact
The MHCT has deductible gift recipient
(DGR) status under the health promoting charity status.
This enables the MHCT to receive donations, bequests
and in-kind support for which you are able to claim
as a tax deduction. Contributions can be made via cheque
or contacting us for electronic funds transfer information.