​Tasmanian Communications Charter

A state-based approach to mental health and suicide prevention

Tasmania is the first state to develop a state-based version of the National Communications Charter.

The Tasmanian Communications Charter provides an opportunity for governments, organisations, community groups and individuals to play a role in reducing stigma around mental illness and suicide, while also promoting help-seeking behaviour through its guiding principles and messages.

The Mental Health Council of Tasmania partnered with Everymind and Life in Mind to develop and implement the principles and key messages of the National Communications Charter which will guide the state on how to talk about mental health and suicide, as well as improve how the issues are responded to in workplaces, governments and the community.

The Tasmanian Communications Charter encourages continuous capacity building by bringing the mental health and suicide prevention sectors together with government and people with lived experience to promote a common language around mental health, mental illness, suicide and suicide prevention in Tasmania.

The project is funded by the Tasmanian Government. To find out more about how you can implement, understand and discover more, visit the Tasmania Communications Charter.