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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Suite 5, Mayfair Plaza
236 Sandy Bay Road
Sandy Bay Tasmania 7005
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
- 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.
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
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.