“ A C O N V E R S A T I O N W I T H M E N T A L H E A L T H S E R V I C E S

If you are a consumer or a person with a lived experience of mental illness and

you would like the opportunity to meet with Mental Health Services, you are

warmly invited to attend the following forum.


WHEN: Thursday, 14 November 2013

WHERE: Peacock Centre Meeting Room, 10 Elphinstone Rd, North Hobart

TIME: 12 noon – 2 pm

Dr Jim Blacket, Clinical Director and Chris Fox, Area Manager for Mental Health

Services from Mental Health Services South welcome the opportunity to meet with

you, provide a brief service update and talk generally about issues of concern.



RSVP : Rosie Walker - 6230 7819 or email to

Queri    Darren Jiggins - Flourish - 6223 1952 or email to


Living Well in Clarence Event

Healthy Mind and Body Expo

Saturday 2nd November 2013

9.30am – 12.30pm

Rosny LINC


The "Living Well in Clarence" Partnership is holding an expo on Saturday the 2nd of November focusing on healthy minds and living well. (The Living Well in Clarence Partnership is made up of representatives from the Neighbourhood Houses in Clarence, Council, Rosny LINC, and DHHS Community Health Centres and Health Promotion.) This expo will be designed to promote ways for members of the Clarence community to keep their minds healthy as well as providing information about mental health supports and services. The expo will be held at the Rosny LINC during their regular Saturday opening hours of 9:30-12:30.

Various groups from the community are being invited to come along to this expo including the following: volunteering, gardening, music, healthy eating, social support, activities and fun, social supports, and mental health services. Being an expo, we are hoping for it to be as interactive as possible! We will also have an information table for those services unable to come along with an interactive display.

If you would like to be involved, and you can let us know what you’re able to do on the day, what you can provide, and what you need to be provided for you. I look forward to hearing from you. If you have any queries, please contact:

Clarence and Eastern Districts Adult Community Mental Health

6282 0711 / 6282 0700


Training & Workshops


Peer Work Qualification Development Project

the MHCC are coordinating the Peer Work Qualification Development Project on behalf of CMHA, which has been funded by the National Mental Health Commission. A National Survey has been developed for broad distribution to a range of stakeholders – consumer peer workers, carer peer workers, consumers, carers, as well as service providers from the community-managed, public and private sectors.

Peer Work Project Fact Sheet
Peer Work Project Survey Intro


Partners in Depression

A six-session education and support group program for people who love, live with or care for someone experiencing depression. Partners in Depression is an initiative of the Hunter Institute of Mental Health (HIMH): a not-for-profit business unit of Hunter New England Local Health District. The Institute is a national organisation and provides a range of services for the improvement of mental health, prevention of mental illness and suicide prevention.

Depression will affect about one in six Australians at some stage in their lifetime and research has shown that people who love, care for or support a person with depression can experience significant stress and are at greater risk of developing mental health problems themselves. However, prior to Partners in Depression few services existed to specifically address the needs of carers of people with depression.

Partners in Depression focuses on developing knowledge about depression, its treatment options, self-care strategies and where and how to access services. To date Partners in Depression has been attended by over 1,500 participants, 98% of which stated they would recommend it to others. Evaluation results show that carers that attended the program experienced a statistically significant decrease in psychological distress.

For further information Link

Tasmanian Partners in Depression Groups


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets it name from one of its core messages: accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to action that improves and enriches your life.

The aim of ACT is to maximise human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life. ACT (which is pronounced as the word 'act', not as the initials) does this by:

a) teaching you psychological skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively - in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you (these are known as mindfulness skills).

b) helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you - i.e. your values - then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better. More Information

Hobart Workshops

Two-Day Advanced Workshop (ACT Training: Part 2):

Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th December

Presenter: Russ Harris

Salamanca Inn, 10 Gladstone Street, Hobart, Tasmania

Lunch is not provided, but there are many cafes and food outlets nearby.

Workshops will run from 9am to 4.30pm day 1, 9am to 4.00pm day 2.

Link to Registration

Past Events

Mental Health and Homelessness Symposium

Tasmania’s inaugural Mental Health and Homelessness Symposium was a huge success.

Approximately 200 delegates attended the two day event.

People came from both the housing and mental health sectors and a large proportion were members from the community

who identified as having a lived experience of mental illness and/or homelessness, and family members......................... Report

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