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.


Mental Health Week 2014

6-11 October

Whilst MHW might be officially over, there are still a few events happening over the next few weeks. Details on the link below.

Mental Health Week Events Page


For all questions regarding mental health week please call (03) 62 24922 or email Catherine on promotions@mhct.org

Board Election 2014

The Board Election Nominations have now closed for 2014. Thank you for your support and watch this space for the results!

MHCT Board Election Procedure

MHCT Board Member Role Description


The Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT) invites nominations from suitably skilled people with an interest in supporting good mental health outcomes for all Tasmanians to stand for election to the MHCT board. This is a voluntary position, with two vacancies available for 2 year terms.

MHCT has a skills based board, and all candidates must nominate using the nominations form attached above.  To be included in the election ballot, a candidate must be endorsed in one or more of the required skills. Candidates need only be endorsed in one of the required skills to be eligible for election and do not need to nominate against multiple or all skills (though may do so if they meet two  or more or all skills requirements) .  Only information relating to those skills for which the Nominations Committee endorses a candidate will be included in candidate information sent to members.

For the 2014 election, candidates with the following skill/s are invited to nominate:

  • Finance - formal qualifications and experience in an accounting / finance role
  • Mental health service delivery experience / expertise
  • Community sector management
  • Business / commercial acumen – Experience in a management, or other relevant decision making, role/s.
  • Governance / board experience - Demonstrated governance expertise and / or relevant board experience.

Nominations from people identifying as mental health consumers and / or carers are encouraged.

Candidates do not need to be a member of MHCT to stand for election.

Employees of government agencies whose principal function is the provision of mental health services, the funding of non-government mental health organisations, or the development of government policy relating to mental health issues are not eligible for election.

Nominations  must be received by COB Monday 13th October 2014.

Full details, including Nomination form, MHCT Board Member Role Description and Election Procedures are available to download above.  Questions can be directed to our CEO, Darren Carr on 03 6224 9222 or ceo@mhct.org



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

Our Vision is a Tasmanian community based on human rights principles where mental health and wellbeing are supported and promoted.

Mental Health Council of Tasmania Strategic Plan



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Fax            03 6224 8497

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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 MHCT 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 forums.
  • Connection to the national community mental health industry alliance, Community Mental Health Australia and the Mental Health Council of Australia.

Membership of the MHCT is available in the following categories:

  • Consumer organisations
  • Carer organisations
  • Non-Government service providers
  • Individuals

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?
Please contact us


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 us


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.

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