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.

2019 Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week 2019

We are currently in the very busy planning stages for this year’s Mental Health Week in Tasmania.

Watch this space for all the info on how you can be a part of of Mental Health week in 2019.


2019 Mental Health Week dates

Mental Health Week in Tasmania dates for 2019 are  Sunday, 6 October to Saturday, 12 October. The dates for Mental Health Week in Tasmania always incorporates 10 October (World Mental Health Day).

Are you planning an event or activity to celebrate Mental Health Week in your community?  At your workplace?  At your school or sporting club?  Make sure to register your event (registrations are open in the coming weeks) and we’ll help you promote it!


2019 Mental Health Week Theme

The theme for Mental Health Week (MHW) is currently under construction. We plan to have a new fresh theme for this year, building on the success of Stronger Together over the past two years.


2018 Mental Health Week Small Grants Program

The Mental Health Week Small Grants program has not yet opened for 2019.  To view details about the program visit our Grants page. Our thanks to the Tasmanian 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! A total of $40,000 in funding has now been distributed in Grants of up to $2000 to support MHW events and activities this 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.

While you wait for more info about this year, in 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