About RFT – Mental Health Recovery
RFT is a locally operated Tasmanian not for profit organisation which has been supporting people facing mental health challenges and social disadvantage for over 30 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 values are fundamental to every aspect of our work, ensuring that the way we walk alongside you on your journey is respectful, supportive, engaging and non-judgemental. We celebrate diversity and support you, as an individual to live your best life.
It is our belief 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 RFT you are in charge of your destination wellbeing and we will work alongside you and the people who are important in your life, to identify and achieve the goals that are important to you. We are focused on your needs and supporting you to take control over your life and your choices.
RFT is fully accredited by the Quality Improvement Council and is a Registered NDIS Provider.
- We deliver excellence, through person centred recovery and wellbeing services.
- To inspire a healthy community, where people are leaders in their own lives.
- Recovery and Wellbeing
We believe that people can and do recover and that everyone has a right to feel a sense of wellbeing. We work with purpose, courage, integrity and empathy to promote choice, hope, build resilience and grow individual self-determination.
- Inclusion and Community
We respect and value people’s differences and recognise the strength that diversity brings. We value the relationships we have with individuals, families, colleagues and the community and look for opportunities to connect and learn from each other, and to contribute, belong to and feel safe within our community.
- Co-design and Collaboration
We embrace each person’s unique journey and look for creative and innovative ways to listen, reflect, learn and grow. We work as a team to have fun, play to our strengths and have the courage to take risks.
- Service Excellence
We strive for excellence in all that we do and proactively identify and pursue opportunities which grow and complement our business. We embrace continuous improvement and quality and value accountability and professionalism.
Our Global Family
We are proud to be part of a network of Richmond Fellowship organisations throughout the world; the original founded in Richmond, England in 1959 by Elly Jansen to provide community rehabilitation and support for people with mental illness.
In 1987, Richmond Fellowship Tasmania (now RFT), was established as a specialist community based mental health organisation, focused on meeting the needs of those with complex mental health issues.
Learn more about the history of Richmond Fellowship here: The Richmond Story on YouTube
RFT provides a range of mental health and social inclusion services to support Tasmanians
- Community Based Mental Health Services
- Social Inclusion Services
To learn more about our services, click here.