We can assist individuals, families and friends, and the wider community to receive information and gain a better understanding of mental ill health and mental illness.
Whether you are a person with a mental illness, a carer or family member, other organisation or just interested in some information. Mental Health Carers Tasmania can direct you to the best place to find the help you need. We are now a part of MI Networks so you can call us on 1800 985 944 or drop in to our Launceston office during opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or our Hobart office during opening hours Tuesday to Friday 9am to 2pm
We can provide information and support, including tips on how best to cope with your situation and can prepare an information kit tailored to your needs.
We can also help you with referrals and information about other services available.
Students, medical and psychiatric trainees and other interested members of the public are all welcome.
We are not a crisis intervention service.
If you need urgent help:
Call Emergency Services – Police, Fire, Ambulance T: 000
Go to your nearest hospital emergency service
Call Mental Health Triage Helpline T: 1800 332 388
Call Life Line T: 13 11 14
The guide has been developed by Mental Health Services to provide consumers of acute mental health services, their family members and carers with information about acute mental illness and the range of clinical and community services available to assist and support them.
This online resource will be updated on a continual basis. It can be found at; www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/mentalhealth
A copy of this booklet is available from Service Tasmania.