Health and Wellbeing
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.
- Council participates in or facilitates networks to support the work of others to deliver health outcomes in our community.
- Council seeks opportunities to work with others in the health sector to respond to the changing health needs of our community.
Improve the mental health of our community through stability in service delivery and a holistic approach to the provision of services locally.
- Council is coordinating a 3 year pilot Community Wellbeing Project funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund.
- Council is a member of the Suicide Prevention Network and participates in the Mental Health Professionals Network
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.
CONNECT – Warm and positive connections to each other, engaged in our activities and the world around us.
BE RESILIENT – Being empowered to adapt to life’s challenges and take advantage of opportunities.
FLOURISH – Feeling good, achieving good things for ourselves and others, and knowing how and why.
Over three years, we will invite, encourage and support our community to participate in meaningful conversations about wellbeing. To learn about wellbeing and positive psychology approaches to enhancing wellbeing. Together we will co-create community wellbeing projects and collaborate on improving community wellbeing and resilience.
Find out more here
2022 Festival of Wellbeing – Thursday 6 October (Launceston Show Day).
Together we created another fabulous Wellbeing Day in Break O’Day. Building on all the fabulous community effort and success of 2021!
An event about our community, for our community. A day to celebrate caring for ourselves and others. A day to try new things and learn more about growing our wellbeing.
Find out more here www.communitiesofwellbeingbreakoday.info/festival-of-wellbeing
Planning for next year’s event will start soon. If you would like to be involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Leah, Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, Break O’Day Council on 0439 826 491
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
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.