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To support the development of a highly skilled and sustainable Tasmanian mental health workforce
- Scope and develop new workforce models and roles that recognise demand challenges based on pre-existing and COVID-19 related impacts
- Promote and support the safety and wellbeing of the community managed mental health workforce
- Foster partnerships with government, agencies and learning providers to address workforce shortages, training, attraction, and retention challenges
With Tasmania’s mental health system already at capacity, MHCT works closely with our members, and the community mental health sector more broadly, to understand the various challenges in recruiting and retaining mental health professionals in the state. We work with both State and Federal Government to highlight these gaps and concerns, and advocate for the development of a Tasmanian Mental Health Workforce Strategy to help overcome these challenges.
In 2019 we launched Tasmania’s Peer Workforce Development Strategy, which aims to embed people with lived experience at all levels of care and support, leveraging their unique qualification to provide a better experience and outcome for those on their own recovery journey. An Implementation Plan for the Strategy is currently in development and will be launched in 2022.