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.

2018 Mental Health Week



2018 Mental Health Week dates

Mental Health Week in Tasmania dates for 2018 are Sunday, 7 October to Saturday, 13 October. The dates for Mental Health Week in Tasmania incorporate 10 October (World Mental Health Day).

Download the 2018 MHW Event Planning Guide 

2018 Mental Health Week Theme

The theme for Mental Health Week (MHW) in 2018 is again, ‘Stronger Together’.  Stay tuned for digital logos that you can download and use to promote Mental Health Week events in your community. The theme provides an inclusive  and overarching theme for Tasmanian communities to come together to:

-raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing

-reduce stigma

-build resilience and foster understanding

-support wellbeing and self-care by promoting ways to maintain our mental health

-encourage individuals to seek help when they may need it

2018 Mental Health Week Small Grants Program

The 2018 Mental Health Week Small Grants program is now open.  To view the details, apply online or check your eligibility, visit the Grants page. Our thanks to theTasmanian Government and the Department of Health for providing an additional $20,000 in funding to support the Mental Health Week Small Grants program for this year! So, there will now be a total of $40,000 in funding available to distribute in Grants of up to $2000 to support your MHW event or activity this October. Applications will be accepted until 5pm, Monday 16 July. Check your group or organisation’s eligibility and apply online or download the application form.

MHW Workplace Kits

In 2018, Mental Health Week Workplace Kits will be provided as a digital, downloadable suite for organisations, individuals, groups and workplaces. Stay tuned as we develop the offerings. If you would like further information on Mental Health Week in Tasmania, or to register for a 2018 MHW Workplace Guide, please email

If you have a question about 2018 MHW or an idea you’d like to share, please contact Julie Martin, Media and Communications Lead  or subscribe to our MHCT e-news to receive Mental Heath Week updates as we build momentum towards October!

MHW Background

Mental Health Week is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held in October each year, and incorporates World Mental Health Day, held globally on 10 October. The purpose of this awareness week is to engage communities in activities that promote mental health and wellbeing and also raise awareness and understanding about mental illness, and how it impacts on the lives of people in our community.

Mental Health Week in Tasmania and the MHW Small Grants program is proudly supported by the Tasmanian Department of Health.

The 2017, Mental Health Week highlighted a number amazing mental health heroes in the Tasmanian community. Check out the, ‘Stronger Together’ video series below:

Amber and Diane



Sally and Willow


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Mental Health Week  in Tasmania is proudly supported by the Tasmanian Department of Health.