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Health and Wellbeing

Our Vision

A naturally beautiful environment that speaks to our heart. A diverse and thriving community, a place of opportunity. A place where everyone feels safe, welcome and connected.

Find information about health and wellbeing activities, services and support in Break O’Day below and for even more information visit our Community Information page too.


A quarterly e-news for Health and Social Services in our community to share our Health and Wellbeing stories and opportunities.

If you would like to subscribe please contact Leah 

Everyone has the right to feel safe in their community and in their home. Find out more about how to keep yourself safe here.

In the Case of an Emergency   Call 000


TasALERT is an emergency warning and information system.

TasALERT website
TasALERT facebook

Useful Phone Numbers

1800 022 222
Health Direct

132 500
SES – State Emergency Service

131 444
Tasmania Police

1800 000 699
Tasmania Fire Service

1800 008 008
Ambulance Tasmania

131 126
Poisons Information Centre

1800 333 000
Crime Stoppers

Useful Websites

Find Help – TasCOSS

First Aid – Health Direct

After Hours Help Lines – Primary Health Tasmania

Tas Police Safety at Home – Tasmanian Police

Gas Heating Safety Tips – Tas Gas

Reducing Fire Risk at Home – Tas Fire

Visual Guide to Fire Safety – Tas Fire

Home Electrical Safety – Tas Networks

Kidsafe Info – Kidsafe

Raising Children – Australian Parenting Website

Prevent Falls in the Elderly – Australian Government

DIY Renovations Safety – WorkSafe Tasmania

Safe Use and Storage of Medicines at Home – Vic Better Health Channel

Disposal of Unwanted and Unused Medicine – Return Unwanted Medicines Project

Food Safety at Home – Health Direct

Cyber Safety (Safe Internet Use) – eSafety Australian Government

Keep Watch and Prevent Drowning at Home – Royal Lifesaving Australia

Severe Weather – Bureau of Meteorology

Safety on Rural Properties – National Centre for Farmer Health

Health and Social Services Network

  • Quarterly 90minute meetings in person and online for health and social service providers.
  • Quarterly e-news for sharing good news stories and promotion.
  • Keeping connected and collaborating on actions to help our community access the information, services and support to keep them healthy and well.

Want to get involved or know more?

To find out more contact Community Services at Council on 6376 7900 or email or subscribe to our e-news.

Youth Live4Life is a registered health promotion charity, bringing together rural and regional communities to improve youth mental health and wellbeing.

Break O’Day launches Mental Health First Aid instructor training for local community members Live4Life Break O’Day Partnership Group is seeking Expressions of Interest for local community members interested in training as Teen or Youth Mental Health First Aid instructors.

Mental Health First Aid instructor training, which forms an essential part of the Live4Life Break O’Day initiative, is being offered to suitably qualified or experienced community members who are passionate about Youth Mental Health and would like to support the implementation of the award-winning Live4Life initiative in Break O’Day.

Live4Life is the only youth mental health education and suicide prevention model designed specifically for rural and regional communities.
“The Live4Life Partnership Group is really pleased to be offering this opportunity to local Break O’Day community members. By training local people to become Mental Health First Aid instructors, we are building the capacity of our community,” says Gary Barnes, Manager at Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House. “I would encourage everyone to think about what role they can play to improve Youth Mental Health. This might be one of those opportunities that suits your skills, knowledge and passion, and enables you to volunteer right here in your community through the delivery of this life-changing training in Break O’Day.”

Once trained, instructors will deliver Teen and Youth Mental Health First Aid across schools and communities in Break O’Day. The Teen Mental Health First Aid Course teaches secondary school students how to provide mental health first aid to their friends, while the Youth Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults how to assist teenagers who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Break O’Day community members with relevant skills and experience can submit an application and find out more about this life-saving instructor training by contacting Casey Musicka, Program Coordinator at Live4Life Break O’Day, at

Expressions of Interest will close on Monday 9 October 2023.

This opportunity is being delivered through a partnership with Youth Live4Life, Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House, Break O’Day Council, Royal Flying Doctor Service, St Helens Neighbourhood House (YCNECT), St Marys District School and St Helens District High School.
Live4Life Break O’Day is generously supported by the Federal Government’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program (NSPLSP).

For more information, visit the Youth Live4Life website and contact Rebecca Morecroft, Director of Community Engagement

Community Wellbeing Project

With thanks to the Tasmanian Community Fund, the Break O’Day Community Wellbeing Project is creating opportunities for our community to come together to learn about and practice wellbeing, and take shared actions to improve wellbeing. Working together using our strengths and a positive psychology approach, we aim to co-create a more connected, resilient and flourishing community. Find out more here.



Wellbeing Action Website – Wellbeing in Break O’Day

A dedicated website for local wellbeing stories and actions and expert tips for caring for yourself and those around you.

Festival of Wellbeing

An annual FREE community event. A Wellbeing Day in Break O’Day. A celebration of all things wellbeing

Find out more here

Break O’Day Strategic Plan – Our Vision

A naturally beautiful environment that speaks to our heart. A diverse and thriving community; a place of opportunity. A place where everyone feels safe, welcome and connected.

Our Strategy and Focus Areas

Key Focus Areas for Health and Wellbeing at Break O’Day Council – Strategic Plan 2017-2027


Retain and expand local provision of disability, preventative, chronic and acute health care services including pursuing innovative healthcare service delivery options.

Current activity:

  • Taking part in networks to support the work of others to deliver health outcomes in our community.
  • Seeking opportunities to work with others in the health sector to respond to the changing health needs of our community.
  • Facilitating a network of Health, Wellbeing and Social Service Providers. We meet quarterly and stay connected via an e-news. We are strengthening our connections to be ready to work together when opportunities arise. Find out more below.
Mental Health

Improve the mental health of our community through stability in service delivery and a holistic approach to the provision of services locally.

Current Activity:

In an Emergency call 000

We all need help sometimes.

Support is available. See contacts and links below.
Find local mental health support services in the

Break O’Day Mental Health Services Directory

Need Help? Support when you need it

Lifeline 13 11 14

I’m worried about someone or Get Help

A Tasmanian Lifeline  1800 98 44 34 

If you need someone to talk to, you can call A Tasmanian Lifeline on 1800 98 44 34 between 8am and 8pm, 7 days.

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

Check-in (Mental Health Council of Tasmania) A collection of services and tools available in Tasmania. You can let the site direct you based on your answers to simple questions or go straight to the Resources page.

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

MensLine 1300 78 99 78 Phone and online counselling

Head to Health (Aust Gov) A suite of online resources

Mental Health Families and Friends Tasmania Support network for families and friends of people affected by mental ill health.

Grow Tasmania peer support group for people who are seeking mental wellbeing support.