Rethink Mental Health

Rethink-option1a-Blue_green_smallBetter Mental Health and Wellbeing – A Long-Term Plan for Mental Health in Tasmania 2015-25

The Minister for Health has launched Rethink Mental Health Better Mental Health and Wellbeing – A Long-Term Plan for Mental Health in Tasmania 2015-25.

The Long-Term Plan delivers on the Government's commitment to developing an integrated mental health system that provides support in the right place, at the right time and with clear signposts about where and how to get help.

The Plan has been developed through the Rethink Mental Health Project, which included an extensive stakeholder consultation process spanning nearly six months.

The Rethink Mental Health Project consulted with consumers, their families and carers, clinicians, service providers, GPs, private providers and other key stakeholders about mental health, mental health care and Tasmania's mental health system.

The Long-Term Plan sets a vision for Tasmania to be a community where all people have the best possible mental health and wellbeing.

It brings together action to strengthen mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention, action to improve care and support for people with mental illness, their families and carers and sets a path for integrating Tasmania's mental health system. It includes short, medium and long term actions to achieve this vision.

Read or download Rethink Mental Health - Better Mental Health and Wellbeing – A Long-Term Plan for Mental Health in Tasmania 2015-25

If you would like a hard copy of the Plan, please contact the project team by phone on 03 6166 0770 or email

Rethink Mental Health in action

Mental Health Integration Taskforce

The Taskforce, lead by Chief Psychiatrist Dr Aaron Groves, considered the best approaches to achieving integration of Mental Health Services in Southern Tasmania.

Over a period of nine months in 2018 - 2019 the Taskforce explored world’s best practice for integration of mental health services, as well as best practice examples in Australia, and considered the suitability of their adoption in Tasmania.

Read or download the Taskforce Report and Recommendations and the Government Response plus supporting documentation.

Tasmanian Mental Health Reform Program

The Tasmanian Mental Health Reform Program (TMHRP) commenced in August 2019 with the key task of implementing the recommendations from the Mental Health Integration Taskforce as endorsed by the Tasmanian Government.

To find out more about this project go to the Tasmanian Mental Health Reform Program