How your organisation can sign the Charter

Tasmanian Communications Charter brings together the mental health and suicide prevention sectors along with government and community leaders to promote a shared understanding and common language around mental health and suicide prevention.

By working together with a common language around mental health and suicide, we can take steps to reduce stigma and increase help-seeking behaviour within our community.

As a Tasmanian organisation, or a national organisation with a state-based presence, you can register as an Organisational Signatory to the Tasmanian Communications Charter.

As an organisational signatory to the Charter your team makes a commitment to the following key principles of the Charter:

  • make mental health, wellbeing and suicide prevention a priority issue.
  • use appropriate, person-centred and respectful language in all communication.
  • share nationally consistent information and messages.
  • work together to maximise our efforts and resources.
  • use the Charter as a guide for strategic communications, advocacy and awareness raising.
  • acknowledge those with lived experience of mental ill-health or lived experience of suicide.
  • respect the diversity of experience of those affected by mental ill-health or suicide.
  • promote crisis services and help-seeking information.

Follow these steps to sign your organisation to the Charter:

Send staff to tasCharter.org

Have your staff go through the online introductory course and sign up to the Charter at tasCharter.org. This should take approximately 30 minutes for staff members to complete.

Fill in an Organisational Signatory Declaration

The declaration is a commitment to the principles of the Charter and in training staff via the tasCharter.org website. Send the completed declaration to the Mental Health Council Tasmania.

Download the Organisational Signatory Declaration Form here

Provide us with your Logo

The Mental Health Council Tasmania will be in contact shortly. Upon successful assessment of your declaration, your logo will be included amongst other organisational signatories such as Headspace, Lifeline Tasmania and Relationships Australia.