Mental Health Families & Friends Tasmania

Your trusted voice in Mental Health

Looking for support, information, education or simply want to connect with other support people who get it? You’ve come to the right place and you’re welcome here.

At the heart of everything we do at MHFFTas is our genuine care and concern for you: the support person. We run programs, peer support groups and educational and information sessions with professionals in mental health and the alcohol and other drugs sector. And if you’d like to join a safe and confidential online community to chat with other support people, then our SANE online chat forum is a great place to start!

All our programs and SANE chat forum are available below and in Support Programs.

Want to get in touch? Feel free to Contact us.

Safe Spaces Peer Support Program

Our Safe Spaces Peer Support Program aims to create a supportive space where individuals who share similar experiences can connect, learn from one another, and provide mutual understanding and acceptance.

Call2Connect Program

Call2Connect Program is an informal, one on one, program that’s all about, and all for, families and friends that support someone living with mental ill health and or alcohol or other drug use.

We call you to check in with how you’re traveling in your support role, offer referrals to other services and programs, and simply lend a compassionate ear…

Sound good?

Family & Friend Representative Program

MHFFTas exists to reduce stigma, educate and advocate for the experience and rights of mental health families and friends. One way to do this is by hearing directly from you, the support person.

Our advocacy work is – and will always – be guided by the lived experience of support people. We know you may feel your voice isn’t big, loud or strong enough. But you’re not alone. We want to hear from you. And we’ll support you. We’ll listen to your story. Your words. Your input. Your experience.

Are you ready to share your story?

Conversations with Families & Friends

Relevant and appropriate health information can be hard to come by. That’s why we hold these educational and informative sessions; to provide support people like you with the opportunity to connect with others while hearing from key speakers that have health expertise, knowledge, and experience that could help you to feel less isolated and more empowered.

SANE Chat Forum

You’re not alone! And neither are we. We partner with SANE to provide this safe online community for you to share your experiences of supporting someone living with mental health issues. Connect with people like you… who get it. You can ask questions, read other people’s stories, reply to topic discussions or start your own.

Feeling Overwhelmed?

And need immediate help?

  • Call Emergency Services – Police, Fire, Ambulance 000

  • Call Access Mental Health – Helpline – 1800 332 388

  • Call Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636

  • Call Life Line – 13 11 14

  • Go to your nearest hospital emergency service

We’re proud members of the following organisations

mental health families & friends TASMANIA

recognises the deep, ancient and everlasting history and culture of this island lutruwita upon which we learn, work, and live, and its people, the palawa people. We wish to acknowledge the traditional owners and continuing carers of the nipaluna land on which we have the privilege to meet on today.

We acknowledge Elders past, Elders present, future and evolving Elders and pay our respects to those who did not and will not attain the status of Elder because of the ongoing pain and the legacy of colonisation.

mental health families & friends TASMANIA

recognises the invaluable contribution that family and friends give as they support their loved ones through their mental health diagnosis and recovery. 

MHFFTas recognises that family and friends work hard and face many challenges. Family and friends are doing the best they can with the time and resources they have. 

                         To the support person, thank you for all you do. 

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