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.

2018 Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week 2018 Survey

Please complete our survey and help us keep improving Mental health Week in Tasmania!  We would love to hear your thoughts on 2018 MHW and your ideas on how we can make it even bigger and better in 2019.  Please take a couple of minutes to participate in our quick and anonymous survey.

The survey is now closed






Register your Mental Health Week event here

Download our Mental Health Week posters, logos, Event Planning Guide, and Social Anxiety and Safe Talk resources here

Check out the digital Mental Health Week Workplace Kit here

2018 Mental Health Week dates

Mental Health Week in Tasmania dates for 2018 were Sunday, 7 October to Saturday, 13 October. The dates for Mental Health Week in Tasmania incorporate 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 MHW Event on our registration page, and we’ll help you promote it!  Looking for event inspiration?  Check out the MHW events already registered here.

Visit our MHW resources page to download the 2018 Mental Health Week logos, Mental Health Week Posters and the 2018 MHW Event Planning Guide 

2018 Mental Health Week Theme

The theme for Mental Health Week (MHW) in 2018 is again, ‘Stronger Together’Download the MHW digital logos and use to promote Mental Health Week events in your community and print and display Mental Health Week posters to promote your event and help us raise awareness about Mental Health Week in your community. The theme provides an inclusive  and overarching theme for Tasmanian communities to come together to:

-raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing

-reduce stigma

-build resilience and foster understanding

-support wellbeing and self-care by promoting ways to maintain our mental health

-encourage individuals to seek help when they may need it

Mental Health Week Steering Committee

Our thanks to the wonderful members of our 2018 Mental Health Week Steering Committee for volunteering their time to participate in our meetings to plan 2018 MHW in Tasmania. Members are: Julie Martin, MHCT; Brittany Szlezak, MHCT; Lalita Holmes, Stress Free Fast; Jacquie Maginnis, Primary Health Tasmania; Amanda Crowe; Jennie Hsu; Saki Muller, Baptcare; Ruth Rowlands, Advocacy Tasmania; Julie Ryan; Penni Lamprey, Happy Healthy Staff; Emma Dillon, Save the Children; Frances Parkes, UTAS and Danielle Walker, City of Hobart.

2018 Mental Health Week Small Grants Program

The 2018 Mental Health Week Small Grants program is now closed.  To view details about the program Grants page. Our thanks to theTasmanian 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 Workplace Kits

In 2018, Mental Health Week Workplace Kits will be available in early September as a digital, downloadable suite for organisations, individuals, groups and workplaces. Stay tuned as we develop the offerings. If you would like further information on Mental Health Week in Tasmania, or to register for a 2018 MHW Workplace Guide, please email

If you have a question about 2018 MHW or an idea you’d like to share, please contact Julie Martin, Media and Communications Lead  or subscribe to our MHCT e-news to receive Mental Heath Week updates as we build momentum towards 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.

The 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 Healt