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.

Our Team

Meet our team

Connie Digolis
CEO

Connie, in partnership with our Board, is responsible for ensuring that MHCT functions as an effective peak body for the community managed mental health sector in Tasmania. Together, the Board and CEO give direction and leadership towards the organisation’s relevance to the community and stakeholders; and the achievement of its vision, mission, strategic plan, annual goals and objectives. cdigolis@mhct.org

 

Cat Delpero
Media and Communications Manager

Cat is responsible for managing campaigns, promotional activities and programs, media presence and building MHCT’s brand and profile to increase awareness of mental health, mental illness, suicide prevention and the mental health sector in Tasmania. cdelpero@mhct.org

 

Julie Martin
Operations Manager

Julie is responsible for the planning, development and coordination of MHCT projects, supporting project staff and representation to enhance MHCT’s functions as the peak body for the Tasmanian community-managed mental health sector.

 

Shareen Pearson
Corporate Services Manager

Shareen manages the financial and human resource functions of MHCT and provides support to the CEO, the Board and sub-committees including the review and updating of organisational policy and procedures and the management of all MHCT records and documents. spearson@mhct.org

 

Brittany Szlezak
Member Services

Brittany supports the growth of the MHCT brand and profile through her member and stakeholder engagement work and is responsible for increasing the active participation of members through developing and coordinating MHCT activities and events. bszlezak@mhct.org

 

Bree Klerck
Project Officer, Tasmanian Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Communications Charter

Bree as Project Officer is responsible for coordinating the establishment of a Tasmanian Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Communications Charter, building engagement across a range of stakeholders and developing mechanisms to safely talk about suicide, the impact of suicide and mental health in our communities. bklerck@mhct.org

 

Astrid Wootton
Project Officer, Peer Leader

Astrid as Peer Leader is responsible for coordinating the Tasmanian component of the ILC National Project, Reimagine Today (Stage 2), which aims to ease transition into the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities. The project will create a peer network and will also contribute to work collaborative co-design and promotion of a new website, Reimagine Today, as a mechanism for easier NDIS psychosocial transitions.

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