OUR VISION

Carers of people affected by mental ill health are understood, respected, valued and supported to build their capacities and improve their quality of life.
Hobart Office
1 St Johns Avenue
New Town 7008

OUR MISSION

To promote and improve the wellbeing of carers of people affected by mental ill health through support and education.

To provide systemic advocacy from a carer/family perspective drawing on lived experience to improve mental health services.

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Mental Health Carers Tasmania is:

The primary organisation providing systemic advocacy for and with mental health carers and their families in Tasmania.


We do this through:



  • Ensuring mental health carers have access to quality personal support, peer support and knowledge of available mental health services and carer support.
  • Providing training, education and information for mental health carers and families about the practical aspects of advocating for their care recipient and building their own capacity to continue to provide care.
  • Providing carers and families with relevant information on current policies in relation to mental health funding of services both locally and nationally and avenues to provide feedback on their implementation.
  • Ensuring mental health carers and families have input to research development and implementation.
  • Recruiting, training and supporting mental health carers to participate in the Carer Representation Program which ensures a carer perspective is represented on Tasmania’s Mental Health Services committees, staff selection panels and consultation forums.
  • Supporting Statewide Mental Health Services to consult with and learn from mental health carers and families.
  • Representing the “Caring Voice” across Government and non-Government Mental Health Services in how to engage with mental health families and carers.


We are not a crisis intervention service. If you need urgent help:



  • Call Emergency Services – Police, Fire, Ambulance 000
  • Go to your nearest hospital emergency service
  • Call Mental Health Triage Helpline - 1800 332 388
  • Call Life Line - 13 11 14

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Carers survey

 
 

We need your thoughts, comments and suggestions so we can plan & deliver quality and relevant support & advocacy for carers in Tasmania.

Carers are people who provide unpaid physical, practical or emotional support to a family member, friends, neighbours or colleagues with mental ill health.

Take the survey here

 


 

 

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