Changes to Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services in Tasmania
In 2019, the Tasmanian Government started the Tasmanian Mental Health Reform Program. In 2020, the Tasmanian Government also released its reform agenda for the Alcohol and Other Drug Sector in Tasmania. This means that we will start to see some changes in the services we access as support people.
We know that any reform to mental health and alcohol and drug services in Tasmania will impact families and friends. So, we are going to use this page to keep you updated on some these changes. Stay tuned for more information over the months to come!
How can I get involved?
Mental Health Families and Friends Tasmania hosts an event for families and friends called ‘’Conversations with Mental Health Services’’. This is an opportunity to meet with other family members and friends as well as representatives from the Tasmanian Government’s Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services. You can ask questions about upcoming changes and provide feedback on your experiences as a support person.
These events happen every three months and are free to join. They are held in Hobart and online via Zoom.
Find out about our next event below!
Next Conversations with Mental Health Services:
How families and friends can voice their concerns or make a complaint about mental health services.
Do you have an idea about how to improve mental health services in Tasmania?
Do you have feedback on the services you may have received?
Please join in the conversation on Thursday 28th October 10.30am-12.00pm with Dean Riches and Nicole Howard; Team Leaders from State-wide Mental Health Services, and Jane Wells; representative from the Tasmanian Health Service.
This is a free event. Light refreshments will be provided.
You can attend in person at the Banksia Room, Mental Health Families and Friends, 2 Terry Street Glenorchy, or via Zoom on this link.
Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday 28th October 10.30am-12.00pm.