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.

National Publications

New Paradigm

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newparadigm, the Australian Journal on Psychosocial Rehabilitation, will be published in partnership between (Psychiatric Disability Services Victoria (VICSERV) and Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA), the community mental health national peak body.

newparadigm has a long and valued history as a journal both in Victoria and nationally. It is a key communication platform for the community managed mental health sector and more broadly in the mental health sector, where it has a national reach.

Under the new collaborative arrangement, each edition will strive to represent Australia-wide mental health issues and involve contributors from across Australia, with the content determined by a Journal Editorial Group (JEG), which comprises of a representative from each peak community mental health organisation in Australia and CMHA.

The newparadigm journal exists to encourage discussion and information sharing on material relevant to mental health such as innovative service programs, new research and current thinking on policy and service provision.


Members of each peak community mental health organisation across Australia and a number of individual subscribers receive newparadigm three times a year.  newparadigm is also sent to politicians, policy makers, state, territory and federal government officials.


All material published in newparadigm is copyright. Organisations wishing to reproduce any material contained in newparadigm should seek permission from the editor and author. In the first instance, please contact VICSERV on +61 3 9519 7000 or by email: to discuss.

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newparadigm is now available for free, as an online publication, along with factsline e-Newsletter and the Training Bulletin. To receive notifications of new editions click here and check the boxes for the communication you would like to receive. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link at the bottom of the email.