The Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT) is a member based peak body. We represent and promote the interests of community managed mental health services and have a strong commitment to enabling better access and outcomes for every Tasmanian.

Mental Health Week

Dates for 2018 Mental Health Week in Tasmania are yet to be confirmed, but will fall around 10 October (World Mental Health Day).  If you have a question about MHW 2018 or an idea you’d like to share, please contact Julie Martin, Media and Communications Lead  

Congratulations to everyone involved in Mental Health Week in 2017! It was once again a fantastic week that highlighted the need for mental health awareness and support right across the Tasmanian community.

Mental Health Week is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held in October each year.

It aims to engage communities in activities that promote mental health and wellbeing and also raise awareness and understanding about mental health issues and how they affect the lives of people in our community.

MHCT would like to thank everyone for their involvement in Mental Health Week for 2017.

The theme for 2017 was ‘Stronger Together’

The concept behind the theme this year is embracing the idea of communities working together to:

  • Build resilience
  • Support each other through tough times
  • Celebrate diversity and promote the things we can do to maintain our mental health
  • Encourage people to seek help when they need it

This Mental Health Week we highlighted some amazing mental health heroes in the Tasmanian community.

Check out our Stronger Together video series below:

Amber and Diane



Sally and Willow


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Mental Health Week is proudly supported by the Department of Health and Human Services.