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.

Policy and Advocacy

Our policy and advocacy work is based on consultation and engagement with the mental health sector, particularly with community-managed service providers and mental health consumers and carers, as well as through research and analysis. We aim to develop sound, evidence-based, and sustainable policy positions on issues that impact on people with mental illness and their carers.

We advocate for our policy positions through a number of avenues including our annual budget submission and submissions to inquiries and through position papers and other reports, in meetings with decision-makers and contributions and statements to the media. Through these various approaches we aim to influence government and other decision-makers and to further public understanding of the issues facing the mental health sector and encourage discussion.

Click here to read full copies of our recent submissions and presentations.