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 Council of Tasmania

Where to get help >

Looking for help with your mental health or someone you care for? If you are experiencing a crisis call Mental Health Services Helpline on 1800 332 388 OR Lifeline on 13 11 14. In an emergency call 000

Our Vision >

All Tasmanians have awareness of and value their mental health and wellbeing

Become a member >

Are you or your organisation interested in becoming a member of the Mental Health Council of Tasmania? 

Contact >

Get in touch to find out more about our work or the mental health sector in Tasmania.

Upcoming events

World Suicide Prevention Day >


The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. In Australia more than 2800 people die each year with latest figures (2016) telling us that 2,866 Australians took their own life. Recent research tells us that hundreds of Australians are impacted by each suicide death. Research also tells us that some 65,000 people attempt suicide each year and hundreds of thousands of people think of suicide. Take a minute to think about the pain and suffering suicide being felt by every single person impacted by suicide.

This World Suicide Prevention Day we’d like every Australian to support the 2018 theme “Working Together to Prevent Suicide” with as many suicide prevention awareness raising events as possible being held in Australia on or around World Suicide Prevention Day.

All Day, 10 September 2018

Tasmanian Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Communications Charter launch >

The Tasmanian Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Communications Charter will be launched at Parliament House, Tasmania.  The launch is a private event, and coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day

11:30 am - 12:00 pm, 10 September 2018

Event calendar >


Mental Health Services Helpline

1800 332 388

FREE CALL within Tasmania

Operated by mental health professionals who can assist you in a crisis


13 11 14

confidential telephone crisis support service available 24/7 from a landline, payphone or mobile.

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