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. The Mental Health Week Small Grant Program is closed but  Event Registration is still open. If you would like to hold an event or activity during Mental Health Week your first stop is our 2019 MHW Event Planning Guide which has all the info you need.


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 and we’ll help you promote it!

2019 Mental Health Week Theme         

The theme for Mental Health Week in 2019 is: Mental Health: We all have a role to play.

What is that role exactly?

  • Check in on your own mental health
  • Check in on a neighbour
  • Check in on a friend
  • Check in on what’s happening in your community.
  • Check in for a mental health check up with a GP

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