Mental Health Support & Counselling
It’s an expression used every day, so it might surprise you that the term ‘mental health’ is often misunderstood.
‘Mental health’ is often used as a substitute for mental health conditions – such as depression, anxiety conditions, schizophrenia, and others.
Mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
Rather than being about ‘what’s wrong’ it’s really about ‘what’s going well?’ Mental health is about wellness.
At Rural Health Tasmania, we seek to empower people to understand the underlying causes of mental illness and develop the protective factors, behaviours and thought processes that lead to better mental health.
Often people are surprised to learn that mental illness does not have to be an ongoing condition and that a great number of people not only recover, they go on to live a highly productive and happy life.
At Rural Health Tasmania, we recognise that people don’t have to have a diagnosed mental illness to be feeling less than at their best.
We have a number of counsellors and programs (including mental health Registered Nurses) that can support you to get more out of life.