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

The Tasmanian Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Communications Charter

The Mental Health Council of Tasmania is partnering with Everymind (formally Hunter Institute of Mental Health) to conduct a 3-year project to develop and implement a Tasmanian Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Communication Charter.

The project will engage community groups and service providers to encourage understanding on how to safely talk about suicide and the impact of suicide.

The Group will:
• develop a Tasmanian adapted version of the National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Communications Charter;
• create a framework for the Tasmanian Charter to be distributed and maintained by mental health and suicide prevention advocates and providers;
• actively promote the benefits of becoming a Tasmanian Charter signatory to their networks, stakeholders and communities; and
• agree on how to safely engage Tasmanian communities.

The key stakeholder reference group will be one of a number of ways to engage in this work and expressions of interest are now open to interested parties, with a particular focus on identified priority populations across Tasmania.

To lodge your interest in joining the Key Stakeholder Reference Group please review the Terms of Reference and Guidelines and complete the Expression of Interest form.

For any further information please contact the Project Officer, Jacinta, directly via jdireen@mhct.org or 0420 977 841.