Community Based Recovery and Rehabilitation Programs

Mental Health Services fund a range of organisations to deliver recovery and rehabilitation programs around Tasmania.

To be eligible for the service, people must be aged 18 years or over, be recovering from a diagnosed mental illness, be able to live independently in the community and be committed to actively working on a rehabilitation program.

How to apply for a program:

Application to all programs is vial the Maximising Recovery Panel. You can contact them for an application form by calling:

South 03 6230 7549

North/North West 03 6336 2196

Richmond Fellowship

Richmond North West

Richmond Fellowship operate a psychosocial rehabilitation model of care in the North West of the state that offers packages of care to people who are well enough to live in the community. The program aims to support participants in identifying the gaps that hinder their well being and or ability to live independently and engage them into other services of their choice.

For further information contact: (03) 6431 8852

Out & About Southern Recreation Program & Out & About Northern Recreation Program

These recreational programs are for people with a diagnosed mental illness. They cater for a broad range of interests and have activities for the adventurous, the creative, the social, the sporting and for those that just appreciate the environment.

For further information contact:

Southern Recreation Program: (03) 6236 9287

Northern Recreation Program: 0408 165 397


Aspire Recovery Based Rehabilitation Program

The Aspire Recovery Based Rehabilitation program is delivered statewide and is designed to assist people who have experienced a significant mental illness to make changes that reduce the impact of the illness and to increase opportunities for success and satisfaction in life. The program is intended to teach skills and develop supports and resources that enable people to achieve a role in the community that is meaningful both to them and to the community.

For further information contact your local Aspire office:

Burnie (03) 6431 8286 or email

Hobart (03) 6224 5247 or email

Launceston (03) 6333 3111 or email

Or visit the website at:



Towards a model of supported community housing (TAMOSCH) provides medium to long-term, support for people recovering from a mental illness living in the community.

TAMOSCH offers:

  • medium to long-term support
  • information about other services within the community
  • social support and networking
  • recreational opportunities

For further information please contact (03) 6424 8581.

Recovery Program

The Recovery Program is for adults living independently in the community who are recovering from a mental illness.

The Recovery Program can help you:

  • work out what issues you are facing and how to deal with them
  • manage your illness and prevent relapse
  • deal with problems early on so that they don't trigger a crisis
  • reconnect with family, friends and the community
  • maintain and hold onto your housing

For further information please call 6333 3000 or 6213 3555.

Langford Support Services

Langford provide a range of rehabilitation and support services.  

For further information please call (03) 6228 9099 or visit their website at

Family Based Care Inc

Family Based Care provides short and long term home based support in the North West of Tasmania. This includes respite care.

For further information contact: (03) 6431 8411