Mental Health

Mental Health

Tasmanian Communications Charter

The Tasmanian Communications Charter promotes 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.

COTA Tasmania strongly supports this important initiative and is an organisational signatory to the Charter.

You can download the Charter here (PDF file, 907KB file size).

We encourage you or your organisation to undertake the free online course and become a signatory to the Charter.

Mental health support and resources


Lifeline provides 24/7 telephone support for people experiencing distress or personal crisis. They also have a range of mental health information, self-help tool kits, and services in local areas.

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Lifeline Text (6pm to 12am): 0477 131 114

Online chat (7pm to 12am):


Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue offer mental health support and information.

Phone: 1300 224 636

The Beyond Blue phone service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.


SANE Australia

SANE Australia supports the five million Australians affected by complex mental health issues. They offer information about mental health, treatments and where to go for support and help carers.

Phone: 1800 187 263


Other national help lines and websites

The Beyond Blue website also lists a range of other national help lines and websites for mental health support and information. For further details, see the Beyond Blue website:

The COTA Tasmania website also has a list of help lines here: