Mental Health Carers Tasmania

ABN: 16 163 816 900

Head Office

1 St John's Ave,
New Town,
Tasmania,  Australia 7008 

03 6228 7448  

03 6349 1121

(North West)
03 6441 5280 

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Consumer, Family and Carer Support Guide

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;

A copy of this booklet is available from Service Tasmania.


The Mental Health Act 2013 - Quick Guide

Information for Consumers, Carers and the Community Sector

Tasmania's Mental Health Act 2013 established a substitute decision making framework for people with mental illness who, because of their illness, cannot make their own assessment and treatment decisions but who need treatment to prevent harm to their own health or safety, or to the safety of others.

The Act provides for Assessment Orders and Treatment Orders and establishes the statutory offices of Chief Civil Psychiatrist and Chief Forensic Psychiatrist.  The Act also provides for an independent Mental Health Tribunal and for the appointment of Official Visitors.

A range of fact sheets have been developed to help you understand about the Act and how it may apply to you.

The following fact sheets can be found on the links below:  


Fact Sheets


- An Overview of the Mental Health Act 2013

- What Do I Need to Know?  Information for Carers, Family Members, Representatives and Support Persons

- Statement of Rights - Involuntary Patients

- Statement of Rights - Forensic Patients

- Statement of Rights - Seclusion and Restraint

- Treatment Orders under the Mental Health Act 2013

- Assessment Orders under the Mental Health Act 2013

-Clinical Guideline - Representative and Support Persons

Through our membership of the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA), we are able to provide a wide range of information relating to Mental Health.

Topics covered include:

Understanding the illnesses
Information for family and friends or people with mental illness
Mental Illness and drugs and alcohol
Personal Accounts of Mental Illness
Mental Illness theory and models

Click here to open the MIFA site

Diversity Guideline and Standards



Caring Voices Research Project findings 

(released 22/04/2015)

A place to call home

Caring a job & a half

Caring in a world of government policies

Navigating the road to treatment, support & recovery



Mental Health Carers Tasmania regularly publishes an eNewsletter.  The newsletter will keep you up to date with activities and functions that we have run as well as a brief update from both our President and Executive Officer.

Please click on the link to view the Newsletter - happy reading!

March 2016 eNewsletter
September 2015 eNewsletter
March 2015 e-newsletter
September 2014 eNewsletter
April 2014 eNewsletter
September 2013 eNewsletter
July 2013 eNewsletter
April 2013 eNewsletter
March 2013 eNewsletter
December 2012 eNewsletter



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