We are not a service provider, nor can we provide direct referrals to particular organisations. For more information on other organisations that can help you, visit this page:
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Please note, the Mental Health Council of Tasmania is not a service provider, nor can we provide direct referrals to particular organisations.
Our role is as the peak body advocating for and representing the community-managed mental health sector in our state. Below are a range of support options.
If someone is in immediate danger call 000Show "If someone is in immediate danger call 000"
When someone is an immediate risk to themselves or others please call emergency services first.
If someone is experiencing a mental health crisis in Tasmania and require urgent assessment call 1800 332 388Show "If someone is experiencing a mental health crisis in Tasmania and require urgent assessment call 1800 332 388"
Access Mental Health is a 24/7 phoneline staffed by a mental health professional who will assess the person in crisis and refer them to the appropriate service they need.
If you are still unsure or need further information visit the Department of Health website for further details on calling the Helpline.
If someone is experiencing mental health concerns and need advice or information on referrals and other supports, visit your GPShow "If someone is experiencing mental health concerns and need advice or information on referrals and other supports, visit your GP"
- A good GP is the best place to start when you are concerned about your mental health or the mental health of others
- They can work with you to create a mental health plan and start the referral process to access a counselling service or other relevant services.
- Through the Better Access initiative you are able to access psychological services appropriate for your needs.
If someone just needs to talk, contact A Tasmanian Lifeline from 8am-8pmShow "If someone just needs to talk, contact A Tasmanian Lifeline from 8am-8pm"
A Tasmanian Lifeline is a telephone support service for Tasmanians of all ages who need someone to talk things through with, or just need someone to listen. Tasmanian-focused and Tasmanian based, A Tasmanian Lifeline offers non-judgmental, one-off or ongoing support for anyone having a tough time.
Call A Tasmanian Lifeline on 1800 98 44 34 from 8am-8pm every day of the year, or book a call back via the booking form on their website. You don’t have to go through a difficult situation alone.
If you would like to access other phone and online support services specific to who you are:
Crisis Support HelplinesShow "Crisis Support Helplines"
Eating Disorder SupportShow "Eating Disorder Support"
Butterfly Foundation Support Line
1800 33 4673 or www.butterflyfoundation.org.au