About RFT – Mental Health Recovery
We’re an industry leader in the area of mental health recovery, offering a supportive best-practice approach that focuses on both the client’s present and future needs.
We’re a leading provider for mental health recovery
We align all our services with our clients’ wellbeing – through the provision of a supportive, engaging and non-judgemental environment that celebrates diversity. Our organisation also works closely with the industry peak body, Mental Health Council of Tasmania, guiding the development of policy and strategies for mental health support.
We’re connected around the world
RFT works with a variety of national and international organisations to offer a best-practice approach to mental health policy. We foster and maintain relationships with Richmond Fellowship agencies around the world, both in our own right and as member of Richmond Fellowship Australia.
We’re part of your community
RFT has been a member of the Tasmanian community for more than 25 years and is uniquely placed to understand the challenges facing its clients. We operate five residential facilities across the state, located in the South, North and North-west. RFT also offers an outreach service in the North-west and a recreational program in both the South, North and North-west.
We’re independent and accredited
RFT is a non-government organisation operating independently. We have no religious affiliation, yet respect and support our clients’ needs through the provision of a compassionate and generous environment. RFT is fully accredited by the Quality Improvement Council and is a Registered NDIS Provider.
Formerly known as the Richmond Fellowship of Tasmania, RFT was established in the state in 1989 to meet the needs of those with complex mental health issues. RFT is affiliated with the world-wide Richmond Fellowship network which sees a contingent of Tasmanians joining their colleagues from across the world at the organisation’s Asia-Pacific Regional Conference each year.
Richmond Fellowship is a mental health charity founded in 1959 by Elly Jansen, a Dutch theology student, who bought a house in Richmond, London, and invited patients from the local psychiatric hospital to live with her.
- People helping people
- Celebrating diversity
- Meaningful and reflective
- Supportive quiet achievers
- Engaging, non-judgemental, fun
- Ambition and courage tempered with a sense of humour
You can find our annual report here.