Mental Health Lived Experience Tasmania Inc. (‘MHLET’) is Tasmania’s peak body for people with a personal lived experience of mental ill-health.

MHLET is a member-based, independent, not-for-profit organisation that works with mental health consumers, the state mental health system, mental health service providers, and the community to ensure that the voice of lived experience is heard in the planning and delivery of Tasmanian mental health services. MHLET and its Members also work to counter marginalisation, discrimination, stigma and the sense of profound isolation that is often experienced by people living with mental ill-health.

Our People

Many of us that work at MHLET have personal lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery. This helps us to understand deeply the various needs and perspectives of our Members while recognising that everyone’s lived experience is unique.

MHLET seeks wherever possible to recruit its staff from its Membership base. 90% of MHLET’s paid staff are also MHLET Members.

Board Members

Kim Backhouse — Chair
Dermot Barry — Deputy Chair
Anne Sheehan — Treasurer
Beth Rad — Board Member
Colleen Johnstone — Board Member
Rob Tierney — Board Member
Kim Cockatoo — Board Member
Anthony Fagan — Board Member

Our Funding Partners

We would like to extend our thanks to our funding partners who support our ongoing projects and activities.