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.



Board Election 2014

The Board Election results have now been announced.

Congratulations go to Patrick Carlisle and Jane Bower who have been re-elected with another position to be appointed by the board in the coming days.

Any questions regarding this procedure please call us on 62 249222

MHCT Board Election Procedure

MHCT Board Member Role Description


Rethink Mental Health

Rethink Mental Health is a state-wide review of the Tasmanian mental health system. This is a fantastic opportunity to have a say about the future of mental health services in Tasmania. Come along to one of our consultations and share your experiences of Tasmanian mental health services – your contributions will remain anonymous. To RSVP to a consultation, please email Project2@mhct.org or call 6224 9222.

For more information on the project, to access the Discussion paper, or to have your say via phone, email or online feedback form, you can also visit www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/rethink or call

03 6230 7722.


Consumer Consultations (People with a lived experience of mental illness):

Hobart: December 1st 2014, 12pm – 2pm, Glenorchy LINC (Elwick Room)

Launceston: December 3rd 2014, 11am – 1pm, Anglicare Meeting Room (116 Elizabeth Street)

Devonport:  December 4th 2014, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, Community Health Centre (23 Steele Street)

Community Service Organisation Consultations:

Launceston: 3rd December 2014, 1:30pm-3:30pm, Anglicare Meeting Room, 116 Elizabeth Street.

Devonport: 4th December 2014, 10am – 12pm, Toyota Boardroom, 41 Best Street.

Hobart: 15th December 2014, 1pm – 3pm, Location to be advised.

Carer Consulations (People who care or support someone living with a mental illness)

Hobart: 20th January 2015: 10am – 12pm. 1 St John's Ave, New Town 

Launceston: 21st January 2015: 10am – 12pm. Anglicare Meeting Room (116 Elizabeth Street)

Ulverstone: 22nd January 2015: 10am – 12pm. Isandula Room, King Edward Street


More consultations to be advised





Mental Health Week 2014

6-11 October

Whilst MHW might be officially over, check out our Facebook Page to see photos from events around the state:


If you would like to be involved with MHW next year or for any questions regarding mental health week please call (03) 62 24922 or email Catherine on promotions@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



Phone      03 6224 9222

Fax            03 6224 8497

FreeCall   1800 808 890



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236 Sandy Bay Road

Sandy Bay Tasmania 7005

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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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