The peak body representing the Tasmanian community managed mental health sector at a state and national level.

Membership

MHCT has a diverse membership of community organisations and individuals and is always open to new members who want to engage further with the mental health sector in Tasmania.

We have three distinct categories for membership:

Full Member Organisation
Full membership of MHCT is available to organisations which are non-government and not-for-profit associations, groups, or organised networks that:

  • have a stated mission or objectives significantly concerned with mental health; and/or
  • serve the needs of primary consumers of mental health services and/or carers.

Full Member Individual
Full membership of MHCT is available to individuals committed to and able to contribute to the purpose and objectives of MHCT, including mental health consumers and carers and individuals working within the not-forprofit mental health sector, but not within government departments or agencies.

Associate Member
Associate membership is available to individuals and organisations that do not qualify for full membership of MHCT but who are committed to and able to contribute to the purpose and objectives of MHCT, including:

  • private (for-profit) mental health services and practitioners;
  • organisations (not-for-profit and for-profit) and individuals whose work or experience is not significantly concerned with mental health;
  • educational institutions; and
  • local government.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our membership services and application process on either 62249222 or admin@mhct.org

Click here to download a membership application form

Member Engagement Opportunities

Tasmanian Mental Health Leaders Forum

The Tasmanian Mental Health Leaders Forum (TMHLF) is a platform for strategic planning and collaborative action between principal stakeholders within the Tasmanian community mental health sector. Comprised of CEOs and senior managers from MHCT member organisations, the group meets quarterly to identify and examine key issues and factors impacting the Tasmanian mental health sector at state and national levels with a view to guiding sustainable sector development.

Tasmanian Mental Health Network

The Tasmanian Mental Health Network (TMHN) comes together four times a year to discuss and progress state and local issues affecting the community mental health sector. TMHN meetings are attended by members of the TMHLF together with a broader representation of managers and senior staff from across MHCT’s membership. Meetings are a mechanism for roundtable debate, information-sharing and collaboration on key sector issues and initiatives.

Regional Mental Health Groups

MHCT partners with local organisations in the south, north and north-west of Tasmania to facilitate Regional Mental Health Group (RMHG) meetings on a triannual basis. The groups provide an interface between the regions and MHCT, ensuring local issues and initiatives are fed into MHCT’s strategic and sector planning. MHCT welcomes cross-organisational participation from frontline and executive staff within the sector as well as stakeholders in the broader community, private and public health arenas.

Mental Health In-Touch

In partnership with the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO), MHCT facilitates biannual meetings of the Mental Health In-Touch (MH In-Touch) network with the goal of supporting people living with a mental illness to access education, training and employment. MHCT welcomes participation from consumers and carers, advocacy groups, mental health service providers, education and training providers, employment agencies and other community stakeholders.

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week takes place annually in October to coincide with World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October. MHCT’s Communications Officer is responsible for the promotion of Mental Health Week within Tasmania and oversees both the Mental Health Week steering committee and the annual small grants program for Mental Health Week activities and events, funded by DHHS. Grant applications are assessed by a panel on a merits basis to ensure a fair division of funds across the state. Click here for more information

MHCT E-News

MHCT distributes a monthly newsletter via email that includes updates on our work and current issues within the sector. Subscription to the E-news is publicly available and full members of MHCT are also eligible to contribute content to the newsletter. Click here for more information

Policy Submissions

MHCT works to develop sound, evidence-based and sustainable policy positions on issues that impact people living with mental illness and their carers. MHCT reaches out to its members regularly to request input on policy positions or submissions and welcomes feedback from its members at all times. Click here to view some of our recent submissions