About RFT

Richmond Fellowship Tasmania is a locally operated Tasmanian-owned not for profit organisation which has been supporting people facing mental health challenges and social disadvantage for over 38 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  and deliver services that help people achieve their goals. Our values underpin all aspects of our organisation, we believe that:

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 ISO 9001 (AS/NZS ISO 9001-2016: Quality management systems – Requirements) and National Standards for Mental Health Services accredited 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.

Our Heritage

We are an independent, non-government, non-religiously affiliated organisation that recognises people as people, not as their mental health diagnosis. Our origins link back to Richmond Fellowship in the UK founded by Elly Jansen in 1959. In 1984, Richmond Fellowship Tasmania opened with a focus on mental health rehabilitation service as part of a global therapeutic community.

Our Principles that guide what services we offer:

Our Purpose

To contribute to a healthy community, where people are leaders in their own lives.

Our Point of Difference

Our point of difference is our approach to service quality that puts people first.

Our Values & Behaviours: I–CARE

Our Board and Executive Team