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.

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.

‘Strengthening Tasmanian communities to talk safely about mental health and suicide prevention.’

What is the purpose of the Communications Charter?

The Communications Charter will set out communication principles and high-level key messages to support safe talk relating to mental health, mental illness and suicide prevention. It will provide a practical guide for Tasmanian individuals and organisations working in this space around strategic communications and community awareness activities undertaken by signatories.

What will the 3-year Tasmanian Communications Charter project involve?

1. Development of Tasmanian Communications Charter
2. Implementation of the Tasmanian Communications Charter
3. Creating an effective Community Capacity Building Network

How do I get involved or find out what this means for me or my organisation?

If you have any questions about the Communications Charter Project, please contact MHCT Communications and Media Lead, Julie Martin via or 03 6224 9222.