Richmond Fellowship Tasmania is a locally operated Tasmanian not for profit organisation which has been supporting people facing mental health challenges and social disadvantage for 35 years. We are an independent, non-government, non-religiously affiliated organisation that recognises you as a whole person not just your mental health diagnosis.
Our vision is to “support people to be leaders in their own lives and connect with community” and our mission is to “deliver quality and inclusive person-centred mental health recovery and wellbeing services”. We strive to achieve this by promoting choice and control for all our participants and deliver services that help them achieve their goals. Our values underpin all aspects of our organisation, we believe that:
- mental health and social inclusion is everyone’s right;
- recovery is a journey, and is as unique as you are; and
- every one of us has the right to feel a sense of wellbeing.
At Richmond Fellowship Tasmania we embrace each person’s unique journey and support people to become leaders in their own lives. We work alongside people and those that are important in their lives to promote choice and hope, build resilience and grow individual self-determination. Richmond Fellowship Tasmania is fully ISO 9001 accredited (AS/NZS ISO 9001-2016: Quality management systems – Requirements) and is a registered Charity.
Our team are passionate about the work they do and are committed to supporting your individual needs. We are committed to building and supporting a team of highly skilled, expertly trained and experienced staff who enjoy working with people to understand and support their individual needs.
Lived Experience and Carer Advisory Group
Richmond Fellowship Tasmania value the experience and knowledge of those who have a lived experience of mental illness and their family members.
We recognise that informed and active participation will result in the development and implementation of policies and programs that are more specifically targeted to meeting people’s needs.
The Lived Experience and Carer Advisory Group (LECAG) commenced in mid 2020 with the aim of gaining specialised knowledge from people with lived experience to enhance and improve the policies, procedures and practices of Richmond Group.
LECAG works with the organisation to:
- Provide strategic guidance and advice
- Provide advice on matters of importance to participants and their families.
- Facilitate effective communication between RFT/ Futures and those accessing services and/or those supporting them.
- Develop robust mechanisms of collecting and collating information and feedback from participants.
- Provide ongoing monitoring of the changing needs of participants, recommend changes to service delivery according to the identified needs assist in the evaluation of outcomes of the service improvements.
The LECAG currently consist of five members largely comprising of participant representatives.
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