Mental Health Council Tasmania launch mental health week films

A series of short films aiming to lift the lid on mental illness have been released. 

The Stronger Together films, produced by the Tasmanian Mental Health Council, were launched on Sunday, the beginning of mental health week. 

The five films are designed to give an insight into managing mental health, building resilience and drawing strength from your community and loved ones.

MHCT chief executive Connie Digolis was excited to be able to capture what mental health week is truly about.

“We wanted to produce something that specifically featured Tasmanians talking about their mental health,” Ms Digolis said. “There are so many campaigns that focus on illness, this is about recognising that for everyone mental health is a journey. You can overcome adversity. You can find support in your own community.

“It’s not always easy, but it is possible.”

The films feature seven ordinary Tasmanians who volunteered for the project.

Health minister Michael Ferguson said mental health week was a great opportunity for the community to come together, work together and recognise the importance of good mental health.

“The week highlights the importance of starting and encouraging conversations, interaction and education on mental illness and mental wellbeing at all levels of the community,” he said.

“Around 60,000 Tasmanian adults experience ill-mental health each year, so we can all have a role in looking after ourselves and our loved ones.”

The health council will host a number of events in the state’s North during the week. To see the full calendar of events, visit mhct.org/events.

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