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We’re moving! From October 24th, Flourish will be located at 33 Melville St, Hobart. Other contact details such as phone numbers will remain the same. We look forward to seeing you in our new office!


Healing Voices – Tasmanian Premiere

You are invited to view “Healing Voices” – A Tasmania Premiere hosted by Flourish – Mental Health Action In Our Hands Inc. and sponsored by Richmond Fellowship Tasmania.

The event will be held on November 18th, 2016, at the Woolstore Apartments (64 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania.)

This award winning documentary goes a long way to healing our fear of people whom society commonly labels as ‘schizo’, ‘mad’ or ‘crazy’. The message in this film is that understanding, rather than fear, is what people who have experienced these conditions need.

Healing Voices follows the lives of three people: Oryx, Jen, and Dan, who have all been diagnosed with mental illness. Oryx, Jen, and Dan are each very different, but all are articulate and insightful in describing their journey from extreme states to satisfying relationships and meaningful work. The film’s director, Patrick Moynihan, describes his film as a “grassroots, non-theatrical film.” While the film is full of emotional triggers, it is nonetheless a must see for anyone who has been touched by mental illness, including our clinicians and support people. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The salvation of the world lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”

To book your place for this event, please click here.

Flourish Newsletter, October 2016 Edition

Flourish are proud to present the October 2016 edition of our newsletter.

To read the newsletter, click here.

To sign up to our mailing list and receive future editions direct to your inbox, click here.

Mental Health Week 2016 Fun Day & Expo – Ulverstone

On Friday, October 7th a Mental Health Week Fun Day & Expo will be held at the Ulverstone Sound Shell Park from 12PM – 4PM.

There will be free kids’ activities, expos, demonstrations and more.

For more information, download a copy of the event flyer here.

Mental Health Week Expo: Launceston

A free Mental Health Week expo will be held at LINC Tasmania in Launceston, from 10:30AM – 4:00PM on Monday the 10th of October.

The expo will have free activities, prizes, health information and interactive stalls. The expo is a useful reminder for us all to think about the mental health of ourselves and those around us.

This year’s Mental Health Week theme is “Mental Health Week Begins With Me!”

For further information, contact Alison Filgate on afilgate[at] or download a copy of the event flyer here.

Mental Health Week 2016

Get involved with a Mental Health Week event near you! The program of Mental Health Week events happening around the state is out now. You can view the program here.

All the updates, info and insights will also be available via the Mental Health Week event page:

If you haven’t ordered your workplace kit for Mental Health Week yet, it’s not too late. Click here to register:

R U OK? Day

Today is R U OK? Day. We can all make a difference to anyone who’s struggling by having regular, meaningful conversations about life ups and downs. If your gut says something’s up with someone you know, take the time to ask them how they’re going – you don’t have to be an expert to have a caring, meaningful conversation.

Once you ask them “Are you ok?”, listen without judgement, encourage action and make sure you check in with them again soon. You don’t have to fix their problem or take away their pain, you just need to help them feel supported and show you really care by carefully listening to them.

For more conversation tips and information on R U OK? Day, visit

Workplace Mental Health: An Action Plan For Australia

The Work, Health & Wellbeing Network brings together the expertise and capacity of UTAS researchers and educators in a wide range of discipline areas, with national and international collaborators and partners. They look forward to welcoming you to their meeting at the Hobart waterfront 13-14 October, 2016.

In addition to hearing keynote presentations from international experts, this meeting will provide an opportunity for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to collaborate on the establishment of a set of priorities for effective management of employee wellbeing in an era of high demands and scarce resources.

This collaboration will result in the publication of an Action Plan for Australia which will be collectively authored by participants in a white paper format – a solutions-focused position paper that succinctly captures a problem and proposes a range of concrete actions. Discussions will focus on three themes: preventing harm, promoting the positive and responding to illness. This format draws from the integrated approach to workplace mental health advocated by members of the network (Workplace mental health: developing an integrated intervention approach) and seeks to examine priorities for action in each theme area.

We have an exciting program including an industry breakfast, high calibre keynote presentations, professional development workshops and a dinner at MONA, Hobart’s stunning world class art museum. Your attendance and contribution would be so valuable. Hope you can make it!

For queries contact Meredith Wilson or Carmen van den Berg at Luminous Events: admin[at]  (admin[at]   | Meredith 0415 932 504 or Carmen 0439 612 498

To register, visit the conference website here.

Building Access to Justice: Overcoming Inequities

The Tasmania Law Reform Institute and the Melbourne Social Equity Institute invite you to be part of a Community Conversation on measures to build access to justice and overcome inequities for children, people with disability and complex communication needs in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

The event will be held in Hobart on Friday 23 September.

For further information, download a copy of the event flyer here.

To register for this free event, click here.

Conversation: Mental Health Services Consumer Feedback Complaint Process

A conversation between Consumers and Northern Mental Health Services will be held on Tuesday, 16th August 2016 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Anglicare Tasmania, Meeting Room 120, Cnr Elizabeth and Wellington Streets, Launceston.

Consumers are invited to attend this important discussion. The featured discussion will be on the Mental Health Services Consumer Feedback Complaint Process, and afternoon tea will be provided.

RSVP to: James Mclellan – ph: 6777 4196 | email: james.mclellan[at]

Queries to: Julia Fassina (Flourish) – ph: 0448 185 629 | email: admin[at]

Download a copy of the flyer for this event here.