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

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.


Meegan Davies
Sector Development Lead

Meegan’s role as Sector Development Lead is to inform and communicate about Government policy reform at both the state and national levels in the mental health sector, and to provide feedback to relevant stakeholders about the impact and implications of proposed policy reform, including increasing public and community awareness.


Julie Martin
Media and Communications Lead

Julie is responsible for coordinating and supporting campaigns, promotional activities and building MHCT’s brand and profile to increase awareness of mental health, mental illness, suicide prevention and the mental health sector in Tasmania.


Shareen Pearson
Business Support and Finance

Shareen manages the financial and administrative 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.


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.


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.


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.


Kaitlyn Graham
Project Officer

Kaity works with the team at MHCT to support ongoing policy, communication and reform functions, providing research and literature reviews, document summaries and preparation, and the analysis of media, political and policy developments.