Our latest design is for the Mental Health Carers of Tasmania.
Mental Health Carers of Tasmania (MHCTas) is a statewide leader in the provision of Mental Health carer support who aims to improve the quality of life for the one in five Tasmanian families, friends, carers and people living with mental health issues and mental illness.
Carers are people who provide unpaid physical, practical or emotional support to a family member, friends, neighbours or colleagues with mental ill health.
Mental Health Carers began in Launceston in 1984 as Arafmi (The Association for the Friends and Relatives of the Mentally Ill).
A management committee became a Board of Management, and in 2012 Arafmi Mental Health Carers of Tasmania.
Along the way the organisation was obliged to locate its head office in Hobart. This was in order to fully establish itself in the mental health community as not only operating in a professional manner, but having a sustainable, long term future serving all areas of the state.
While these structural and administrative changes were occurring, hard working volunteers were providing support services in the form of a variety of support groups, projects such as Schizophrenia Awareness Week, Wellness and Resilience Workshops Roads to Recovery to name a few.