Christmas and New Year office hours

The MHFFTas office will be closed from Friday 22nd December and re-open on Thursday 4th January 2024.
Below is a list of services that can be accessed over the festive season:
  • Access Mental Health Helpline provides a 24/7 free support, information, and referral line – 1800 332 388
  • The Salvation Army provides food and gift support during Christmas and put on a Christmas meal
  • Hobart City Mission provides a Christmas Assistance Program for food, supermarket vouchers, toiletries, and toys for children aged 16 and under. Unfortunately, applications have closed for 2023.
  • Colony 47 hold a Christmas lunch every year. This year it is being held at The Hanging Garden.
  • Family Drug Support provides a 24/7 free and confidential support line for families and friends supporting someone with an alcohol or drug dependency – 1300 368 186.
  • Beyond Blue provides a 24/7 free and confidential support line – 1300 224 636
  • eheadspace provides a 9am -1am free and confidential support line – 1800 650 890.
  • FriendsLine provides a 24/7 free support for those feeling lonely and needs to reconnect and chat – 1800 424 287
  • Kids Helpline provides a 24/7 free support line for those 5-25 years of age – 1800 551 800
  • Lifeline provides 24-hour crisis counselling – 131 114
  • MensLine Australia provides a 24/7 free and confidential support line for Australian men – 1300 789 978
  • Open Arms provides 24/7 free and confidential counselling to anyone who has served at least one day in the ADF, their partners and families – 1800 011 046
  • 1800RESPECT provides a free and confidential support line for those experience domestic and family violence – 1800 737 732

The Peacock Centre’s Safe Haven is a place for consumers, families and friends to go for immediate support if you or your loved one are in distress. The Peacock Centre will be open every day, including Christmas day, from 9am – 10pm.  The centre is located at 10 Elphinstone Road, North Hobart.  Phone 6166 0755

May this festive season bring joy, warmth, and happiness to you and your families. May you find time to relax and rejuvenate, surrounded by the love of friends and family.

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