Speaking together for mental health and suicide prevention

Tasmania is the first state to adopt the new National Communications Charter. The Charter brings the community sector together with government and people with lived experience. Promoting a common language around mental health, mental illness and suicide in Tasmania. So that together we can work to reduce stigma and promote help-seeking behaviour.

358 people

Who have already committed to speaking together...

Take the online course and sign up

Our short online training will guide you through the Charter. It only takes around 30 minutes to complete.

Access our free resources

Once you sign up to the Charter you will receive access to free, evidence-based information and resources.

Share the campaign

Tell your colleagues and contacts about the Charter so that together we can work to reduce stigma and increase help-seeking behaviour

Organisational Partners

Our organisational signatories have made a significant commitment to adopting a common language around mental health and suicide. Making mental health and suicide prevention a priority issue and taking steps to support collaboration across the sector and greater Tasmanian community.

Become an organisational signatory here.


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    Safely Talking toolkit

    Introducing a new resource to guide safe and meaningful community discussions on suicide and suicide prevention. Community discussions on suicide and suicide prevention can help to open up conversations and encourage people to get help early. However, it is important that discussions are facilitated safely to minimise any potential risk. The Safely Talking toolkit provides […]

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    The Charter in Action

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    4 Oct 2019

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    Become a StigmaWatcher

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    2 Oct 2019