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Primary Health Tasmania: Feedback Required

Tasmania’s primary health network is seeking feedback from the mental health sector to help reshape community-based mental health services.

Primary Health Tasmania have prepared a consultation draft about their planned approach to commissioning community-based mental health services.

Visit to view the draft and provide feedback until March 31st, 2016.

Forum: Recovery from Mental Ill-Health

Flourish and Partners in Recovery invite you to a forum entitled “Recovery from Mental Ill-Health: The Importance of Self Care and Physical Health”.

Join us to hear speakers from Flourish, MI Fellowship and Active Tasmania as they talk about recovery from mental ill-health. You will hear a personal story of recovery, learn about the importance of self care and how looking after your physical health can affect mental wellbeing. MI Fellowship’s Optimal Health Program and Active Tasmania’s activities in Launceston will also be showcased.

Date: Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm
Where: Salvation Army, 111 Elizabeth St, Launceston
Cost: Free!
Lunch: A healthy lunch will be provided, gluten free and vegetarian options will be available – please advise when RSVPing if there are any other dietary requirements
Who for?: Anyone with an interest in mental health and wellbeing, consumers, carers, and others.
RSVP: To Rebecca at Partners in Recovery Ph: 6333 3078 or email: rebeccai[at] by 15th March

For more information, click here.

Building Compassionate Communities Forum – Launceston

Palliative Care Tasmania are holding a forum titled “Building Compassionate Communuties: How Far We’ve Come – Networking End of Life Support across Tasmania”.

The workshop will look at the important role of palliative care including community and volunteer support. It will demonstrate how diversity and cultural/spiritual needs can be addressed around end of life care. Community Projects funded by Palliative Care Tasmania will share their insights around how small groups can raise awareness, offer bereavement support as well as build capacity around end of life issues at the local level.

The forum will be held in Launceston at the Tailrace Centre in Riverside on Friday, the 18th of March. Registration will open at 8:30am for a 09:00am start. Morning tea and lunch are provided.

The forum is free of charge and places are limited, therefore registration is essential. Registrations close on COB Friday, March 11th.

For further information including details on how to register, download a copy of the event flyer here.

MHA CEO Update

Frank Quinlan, CEO of Mental Health Australia has issued a weekly update packed full of information on goings on in the mental health world.

You can read this update online here.

Primary Health Tasmania: Seeking Members

Primary Health Tasmania is seeking a health care consumer or community member to become a representative on their Clinical Governance Committee.

The Committee is tasked with providing strategic response, oversight and advice to Primary Health Tasmania’s Board in relation to clinical governance matters including the quality and safety of the services they deliver and commission.

If you are a member of your local community and a health care consumer and believe you have the right mix of expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm, more information about the Clinical Governance Committee and the application process is available on the Primary Health Tasmania website at or by contacting Primary Health Tasmania on 1300 653 169 or at jhodge[at]

Applications close Friday 11 March 2016.

Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Networks

All interested community members are invited to a community meeting to discuss a proposal to form a Devonport Suicide Prevention Network and the development of a Suicide Prevention Community Action Plan in collaboration with members of the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Community Network.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, the 25th of February from 2pm – 4pm at the Devonport City Council.

For further information on this event, download a copy of the public invitation letter here.

Flourish: New CEO Appointed

Following the departure of Miranda Ashby as the Flourish CEO, the Chair of the Flourish Board Harry Wilsdon is pleased to announce the new Flourish CEO.

You can view his message here.

Mental Health Council of Tasmania E-NEWS – February 2016 Edition

The Mental Health Council of Tasmania have published the latest edition of their digital newsletter.

This edition is full of sector news, reports and mental health resources. You can view the latest edition here.


RAW’s Healthy and Resilient Communities Initiative

Since 2008 Rural Alive and Well Inc. (RAW) have been providing outreach support to rural communities across Tasmania to create resilience and capacity of individuals, families and the community to react to challenging life experiences with particular emphasis on suicide prevention, mental health and wellbeing.

RAW are proud and honoured to announce their new initiative, the Healthy and Resilient Communities Initiative. They invite you to join them and a special guest from the Hawthorn Hawks football team for lunch and to launch this exciting new project.

When: Friday February 19th, 12pm – 2pm
Where: Tram Sheds Function Centre, Launceston

RSVP essential for catering purposes by Monday 15th February to Kylie Lawless on 62541092 or adminassist[at]

For further information, download a copy of the event invitation and a fact sheet here.

MHA CEO Update

Frank Quinlan, CEO of Mental Health Australia has issued a weekly update packed full of information on goings on in the mental health world.

You can read this update online here.